- Mr. President, your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, dear citizens of the beautiful city of Constanza, it has been a great honor for me to take over the command of the South Eastern Europe Brigade. This assignment has also a special meaning for me because it is taking place in Romania, the country where i have been working, as a military adviser in the General Staff, for three years. SEEBRIG has made an enormous progress since its establishment. This happened as a result of the professional dedication of General KOUZELIS and his staff, the excellent direction of Mr DRANGA - PMSC Chairman, and the outstanding support of all member and observer nations.
- On behalf of my staff and myself, i promise to continue working in the same direction and spirit, applying all our energies to further improve the brigade's operational capabilities and strengthen it as a peace symbol of our region.
- But before finishing off let me express my gratitude to the Romanian authorities for their great efforts in setting up a perfect new Headquarters for SEEBRIG and all other facilities for the SEEBRIG personnel.
Dear General KOUZELIS,
I would like to take this occasion to present you the SEEBRIG plaque and the memento flag as a remembrance of your commanding period of our brigade and to wish you success in your new duties.
Thank you for your attention.