South-Eastern Europe Brigade Multinational Peace Force

The speech of BG Zdravko POPOVSKI, COMSEEBRIG, during the Closing Ceremony of CPX "SEVEN STARS 2012"

Dear all

Commanders, Staff Officers and NCOs,

Dear Participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a dynamic time for SEEBRIG as we continue to grow while always remaining adaptable, motivated, responsive and open to new ideas. Our organization is facing a period of numerous, large scale changes which are taking place on both national and global level.  

If we take into consideration the challenges that the modern word is facing, you will easily understand the aim of the establishment of the MPFSEE and our brigade respectively. In this process, our generation of SEEBRIG personnel is playing an essential role indeed, by having undertaken very important, and I would say, historical tasks given by our Nations for the purpose of passing over lasting peace and stability, as heritage, to the future generations.

If we look back, the progress we have made on the way towards achieving this noble aim can be easily recognized.

In order to maintain our operational capability and to be mission ready, the South Eastern Europe Brigade has conducted the Command Post Exercise,‘SEVEN STARS -12”, in which the entire SEEBRIG HQ Nucleus Staff, the Commanders and Staff Officers of the assigned units  and others NGO, IO took part.

In the course of the Planning Process of the exercise we tried to adapt our scenario and create a more realistic and modern picture which depicts most of the issues that concern the contemporary world, including the special indications for our region.

Dear Participants, in addition to contributing to SEEBRIG interoperability, I hope that this exercise also has created a very friendly atmosphere in which you had the opportunity to better know each other and work together, which is of utmost importance for a multinational and multicultural environment as SEEBRIG is.

I will appeal to you to use the benefits from this activity as much as possible for you and your Nations. I would like to encourage everybody to further enrich their knowledge, ideas and experiences, since sharing common values is the only way to achieve the desired goals. We should all be very proud of where we stand today and eager about where we are heading.

Finally I would like to conclude by expressing my belief that you have done your best in that respect. Throughout this exercise, I have seen you to be engaged, proactive and very professional.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our HN for providing excellent working environments and giving invaluable organizational support.

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to our comrades commanders for dedicating their valuable time to participate in this exercise.

I also would like to express my appreciation to Hellenic and Bulgarian Red Cross and Hellenic Rescue Team for their active participation.

All of your support and encouragement have enabled us to accomplish our tasks and to have a lot of pleasant time during EX Seven Stars -12.

From now on, we have to work toward new goals. We will persevere in our efforts for future challenges.

Lastly, I deeply appreciate all of you attending EX, and would like to thank SEBRIG NS for holding such an impressive outstanding professional work.

I wish all of you success in your professional careers and personals lives and have a save trip back home!


Thank you very much.

Seebrig Headquarters

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