Brunssum, The Netherlands – Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) hosted Her Excellency, Ms Consuelo Femenía Guardiola, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the Netherlands, Wednesday 5th October.
As a result of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, Spain has increased its troop presence and level of participation in vigilance activities, helping the Alliance to send an unmistakable message to potential aggressors
H.E. Ms Femenía Guardiola met with JFCBS key leaders, discussing the variety ways Spain contributes to the Alliance’s activities in Northern Europe.
General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, Commander, HQ Allied JFCBS, took the opportunity to thank members of the Spanish Armed Forces for their commitment to NATO’s activities, “As a result of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, Spain has increased its troop presence and level of participation in vigilance activities, helping the Alliance to send an unmistakable message to potential aggressors,” he said.
Spain provides significant military air, maritime and land resources that actively support deterrence and defence activities in the region. This includes, for example, more than 500 troops in Multinational Battlegroup Latvia, and regular participation in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission1. During exercise Brilliant Jump 22, which took place in March 2022, multiple units from the Spanish Army linked up by sea and air in Norway with Allied forces to train together, demonstrating their readiness and resolve.
H.E. Ms Femenía Guardiola was also briefed on the implementation of NATO’s Concept for Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA), which is NATO’s largest adaptation since the Cold War in response to new challenges the Alliance has to face.
She finally took the opportunity to meet with Spanish personnel at JFCBS in order to thank them for their overall efforts and their contributions to the headquarters.