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

SEEBRIG delegation visit to the NATO SHAPE in Mons and NATO HQ in Brussels

SEEBRIG delegation headed by the COMSEEBRIG, Brigadier General Bilbil BITRI conducted working visits to NATO SHAPE in Mons and NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium, on 17th and 18th of March 2024.

On 17th of March BG Bilbil BITRI conducted an office call with Vice Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Lieutenant General Hubert COTTEREAU. During the meeting COMSEEBRIG gave an overview about SEEBRIG and discussed the idea of SEEBRIG to become more active contributor to the security and stability in the South-Eastern Europe region.

Besides that, the SEEBRIG delegation had the opportunity to present to the NATO NMRs echelon in NATO ACO about SEEBRIG plans, perspectives, and main activities.

On 18th of March the SEEBRIG delegation visited the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) in NATO HQ. During the meeting both sides delivered information briefings about their organizations while used this meeting to strengthen the cooperation between these entities, got some fruitful insights for future exercises and workshops and shared the lessons learned in the area of common interest.

On the same day, the SEEBRIG team had additional meetings with representatives from the International Military Staff, NATO HQ in Brussels.  On separate forums with the Director of the Cooperative Security Division, MG Dacian-Tiberiu ȘERBAN and the Director of Operations and Planning Division, MG Ulf HAEUSSLER, there were discussed ways to improve the level of interaction between NATO entities and SEEBRIG. Another important topic of discussion was the NATO Training and Exercises (TREX) Program and how to align SEEBRIG planning with NATO planning process.

In addition to strengthening cooperation, exchange ideas and details for the future collaboration between NATO and SEEBRIG, above-mentioned visits served as an excellent opportunity for SEEBRIG to increase its visibility through interaction.