The South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) Meeting Bucharest/Na 6, 16 October 2019
Ministers and representatives from SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and observers from NATO HQ, UN Office in Belgrade, RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP/SEESAC) participated in the meeting chaired by H.E. Petro Koci. They focused on promoting enduring peace, stability and security in the region of Southeastern Europe (SEE) as well as the achievements of SEDM process.
The 42nd PMSC and 41st SEDM-CC Meetings of the South-Eastern European Ministerial Defense Process were held from 17th to 19th September 2019, for the first time under Albanian Chairmanship, in Tirana/Na-1. The SEDM nations, the SEEBRIG delegation led by COMSEEBRIG BG Tudorică PETRACHE and a representative from RACVIAC participated in the meetings.
The current chairman HE Mr. Petro Koçi conducted the activity in a friendly manner and environment and presented the vision and priorities of the Albanian Chairmanship.
During the 42nd PMSC meeting, the SEEBRIG Commander presented a briefing with a summary of the SEEBRIG’s activities from the last PMSC meeting, future activities, Annual Plan 2020, Budget Plan 2020, Medium Term Financial Plan 2020-2022, Action Plan regarding auditors observations, the new SEEDRO Concept and manning issues. All abovementioned documents and the SOP 801 Amendments were endorsed by the PMSC and they are to be submitted for approval at the upcoming SEDM Meeting in Bucharest, Na-6.
Various programs, initiatives, concepts and proposals were discussed in a fruitful atmosphere, friendly spirit and mutual understanding.
On 12th of June 2019, Commander of SEEBRIG, Brigadier General Tudorică PETRACHE participated in the SEDM Deputy Chiefs of Defence Meeting (DCHOD), which took place in Skopje/Na-5. The participants were informed about the achievements since the last DCHOD meeting and also future activities, medium/long term projects and concerns of SEEBRIG.
From 5th to 6th of June 2019, SEEBRIG Commander BG Tudorică PETRACHE, participated to 7th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference, which took place in Sofia. The conference, organized by Crisis Management and Disaster Response (CMDR) Centre of Excellence from Na-2, brought together matter experts, researchers, educaters, planners, developers, business and industry representatives, advisors and various actors from NATO, EU and other structures and organizations.
SEEBRIG representative LTC Dobril RADOSLAVOV (Na-2) took part in an expert-led workshop organized by the OSCE High Level Planning Group (HLPG) in Vienna, Austria from 5 to 6 June 2019. The workshop “Planning Measures for Environmental Protections in Peacekeeping” brought together experts fromrange ofinternational organizations and MoDs– OSCE, United Nations, Multinational CIMIC Group, SEEBRIG, United Kingdom, Sweden, Ireland. The facilitated focused discussions were aboutlessons learned and innovative practices and proven technical development in modern peacekeeping.
Between 15th and 16th of May a team from SEEBRIG HQ participated in the Main Planning Conference of “EURASIAN STAR 19” (EAST 19) at NRDC-T HQ, in Istanbul, Na 7. During this conference the team participated to several syndicates and established contact with NRDC-T key leaders in order to settle SEEBRIG’s contribution to this exercise.
From 6th to 10th May 2019, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece HQ, conducted Phase IIIA of exercise "Gordian KNOT 2019", to demonstrate the deployment and the capabilities of the Initial Command Element (ICE) and the Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG)HQ.
The 5th SEDM Portal Working Group meeting took place from 15 - 18 April 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. SEEBRIG was represented by MAJ Kleanthis PARASKEVOPOULOS (G9 plans & PIO).
The 1st SEEDRO Working Group, 41th PMSC and 40th SEDM-CC Meetings of the South East Europe Defense Ministerial Process, took place from 18 - 21 March 2019 in Chania, Crete, Na-3.
Between 5th and 7th of February a team from SEEBRIG HQ participated to the Initial Planning Conference of “EURASIAN STAR 19” (EAST 19) at NRDC-T HQ in Istanbul. During this conference the team participated to several syndicates and established contact with NRDC-T key leaders in order to settle SEEBRIG’s contribution to this exercise.
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