South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

The 19th Anniversary of SEEBRIG, 31 Aug 2018 Larissa, Na3

South Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) celebrated its 19th Anniversary on Friday the 31st of August 2018 at Ktima Elena in Larissa, Na 3.

The history of HQ SEEBRIG began when it was activated on the 31st of August 1999. The location of the HQ was established on a rotational basis, starting with Plovdiv, Nation 2, between 1999-2003, followed by Constanta, Nation 6, between 2003-2007, and Istanbul, Nation 7, between 2007-2011. Since July 2011 SEEBRIG HQ has been located in Tyrnavos, Larissa Nation 3.
The ceremony was opened by the Commander of SEEBRIG (COMSEEBRIG), BG Tudorică PETRACHE (Na 6), thanking all the guests and delivering a speech in which he underlined the importance of the event. Afterwards, the chairman of South-East Europe Defense Ministerial/Political-Military Steering Committee (SEDM/PMSC), ambassador Mr. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS (Na 3) along with the Commander of 1st Army, LTG Dimokritos ZERVAKIS (Na 3), were invited by COMSEEBRIG to the podium in order to deliver their own speeches. Both of them underlined SEEBRIG HQ’s continuous contribution to improve regional defense cooperation, good neighborly relations and strenghtening of military interoperability of its member Nations.
Distinguished guests participated in the event along with all SEEBRIG personnel and their families.