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2018 SEDM Ministerial Meeting

The South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) meeting was held in Belgrade on October 11, 2018.

Ministers and representatives from SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and observers from NATO HQ, UN Office in Belgrade, UNDP/SEESAC, RACVIAC and RCC participated in the Meeting, chaired by H.E. Amb. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS.

This event marks the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the MPFSEE Agreement and nations reiterated their commitment to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the SEDM Process through increased cooperation.

The meeting focused on promoting enduring-peace, stability and security in the region of Southeastern Europe (SEE), as well the achievements obtained within the SEDM process.

As the last meeting of the Athens SEDM Chairmanship, the nations expressed their appreciation to Athens, the SEDM-CC/ PMSC Chairman and the Secretariat for their efforts to coordinate fruitful meetings and activities, as well as extended their wishes for success to Tirana, being the Chair of SEDM-CC/ PMSC Secretariat during 2019-2021.

Finally, the nations expressed their appreciation to Belgrade for the tireless efforts in successfully preparing and conducting the annual SEDM Ministerial Meeting.

The full joint statement is available here.

 

40th PMSC - 39th SEDM-CC Meetings

The 40th PMSC and 39th SEDM-CC Meetings of the South East Europe Defence Ministerial Process, chaired by Athens, took place from 11 to 14 September 2018 in Athens.

Representatives from 16 SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and an observer from RACVIAC participated in the Meetings, chaired by H.E. Amb. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS.

The Meetings were conducted in friendly spirit and mutual understanding. Various programs and initiatives were discussed, aiming at fostering international collaboration and promoting enduring-peace, stability and security in the region.

SEESIM-18 Main Planning Conference

The Main Planning Conference for the South Eastern Europe Simulation Exercise (SEESIM) 2018 took place in the Multinational Joint Warfare Centre in Istanbul from 4 to 7 September 2018. Representatives from participating SEDM Nations and SEEBRIG had a fruitful discussion regarding the planning and preparations of SEESIM 18, a multinational exercise that aims to enhance cooperation and ensure rapid response and assistance in case of emergency situation in the region.

MoD Serbia Assistant Minister Visit

A Meeting between the SEDM Chairman, Eleftherios Anghelopoulos, Ambassador a.h. and the Assistant of Minister for Defense Policy of MoD Serbia, Major General Milan Mojsilović took place on 9 July 2018, in SEDM Chairmanship office in Athens.

The participants had a fruitful discussion regarding the enhancement of multinational cooperation and SEDM related activities.  

You can learn more about this event, by clicking here.

2018 DCHODs Meeting in Athens

The Deputies Chiefs of Defence from SEDM Nations and SEEBRIG convened in Athens, on 13 June 2018 to foster military cooperation in South Eastern Europe (SEE).

The representatives reaffirmed  their dedication to support SEDM activities that aim  to further strengthen stability, security and prosperity in the region.

You can view the Joint statement by clicking here.

27th IMIHO TWG - 9th Users Meetings

The 9th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 22 May 18, hosted by the 404 Military Hospital, in Larissa. Representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Skopje and Sofia, along with members from SEDM Secretariat participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to the personnel of the Hospital. The IMIHO Chairman and the delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of the Hospital's personnel.

The 27th IMIHO Technical Working Group on 23 May 18, was hosted in SEEBRIG HQ in Camp SCHINA, near Tyrnavos. Prior to the Meeting, a detailed briefing regarding SEEBRIG was presented to the delegations. During the Meeting, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions offered at no cost to users, including webinars and online training.

On 24 May 18, the delegations had the memorable experience of visiting the majestic Monasteries of Meteora.

You can learn more about this event, by clicking here.

39th PMSC - 38th SEDM-CC Meetings

The 6th EWG on the Revision of the MFPSEE Agreement, the 39th PMSC and 38th SEDM-CC Meetings of the South East Europe Defence Ministerial Process, chaired by Athens, took place from 19 to 22 March 2018 in Thessaloniki.

Representatives from 16 SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and observers from NATO, RCC and RACVIAC participated in the Meetings, chaired by H.E. Amb. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS.

The Meetings were conducted in friendly spirit and mutual understanding. Various programs and initiatives were discussed, aiming at fostering international collaboration. 

You can learn more about this event, by cliking here.

 

2017 SEDM Ministerial Meeting

The South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) meeting was held in Batumi, Georgia on October 11, 2017. This first meeting of the Athens SEDM Chairmanship focused on promoting enduring-peace, stability and security in the region of Southeastern Europe (SEE), as well the achievements obtained within the SEDM process.

Ministers and representatives from SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and observers from UNDP/SEESAC, RACVIAC and RCC participated in the Meeting, chaired by H.E. Amb. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS.
 
The joint statement is available here.

38th PMSC - 37th SEDM-CC Meetings

The 38th PMSC and 37th SEDM-CC Meetings of the South East Europe Defence Ministerial Process, chaired by Athens, took place from 18 to 22 Sept 2017 in Athens.

Representatives from 16 SEDM Nations, the SEEBRIG Commander and observers from UNDP/SEESAC, NATO, UNDP/SEESAC, RACVIAC participated in the Meetings, chaired by H.E. Amb. Eleftherios ANGHELOPOULOS.

The Meetings were conducted in friendly spirit and mutual understanding. Various programs and initiatives were discussed, aiming at fostering international collaboration. 

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Handover of SEDM Chairmanship-COMSEEBRIG

The Handover - Takeover for the SEDM Chairmanship and COMSEEBRIG took place in Tyrnavos, on 23 Aug 2017. Click here to learn more about this event.
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