Distinguished guests, dear family members and colleagues, I would like to welcome all of you to the New Year Dinner and I hope you will enjoy it, at least as much as I do.
One more year is coming to the end and brings us two great holidays that are Christmas and New Year's Day. Before starting to celebrate let's stop for a moment and reflect on the year that has gone by. It was a year full of challenges. We have been involved in many activities according to our annual plan and we succeded to achieve our goals, working hard, working together as a team. Because this is what we are "One team, one mission". Next year our effort will continue. This process of increasing interoperability and training quality is a living process. Day by day, exercise by exercise we add value to our work and we gain more experience. Thank you for your overall contribution and let's look forward to another fruitful year with strong professional relationships, great achievements and best results.
Nevertheless, nothing I have talked about wouldn't have been possible with the strong support of our families. These events are the opportunities to recollect our year gone memories and to cherish them again. Let's enjoy these moments and remember to be nice and kind to each other, not only tonight but all year long.
Many thanks go to the Host Nation, for the outstanding cooperation with SEEBRIG, for creating an effective environment to do our job on daily basis and even for this wonderful evening!
I am pleased to express the warm thoughts I have for each and everyone of you at the dawn of the new year and to wish you peace and prosperity, amazing Christmas surrounded by family and friends and Happy New Year!