No: 05-01

17 May 2001


General Vecihi AKIN Garrison, řirinyer, ›zmir- Joint Command Southeast (JCSE) hosted representatives from nine Partnership for Peace (PfP), two Mediterranean Dialoque, two NATO member countries as well as the representatives from NATO headquarters of southern region and PfP Coordination Centre at SHAPE(PCC) in Brussel/BELGIUM at the annual Military Co-operation Seminar held in Izmir 15-17 May.

Representatives from the PfP nations of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kyrgyzistan, Moldova, Romania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan; Algeria and Tunusia as Mediterranean Dialogue countries and the NATO nations of Greece and Turkey represented in the seminar.

The seminar aims to discus the issues of existing Partnership for Peace (PfP) program to improve relation among the countries to reach better military interoperability.

During his opening remarks; General AKBAř, Commander, Joint Command Southeast, welcomed the participants and expressed his pleasure to host this seminar. General, AKBAř also stressed the importance of PfP activities of this kind for developing co-operative military relations between NATO and it's Partners.

Annual Military Co-operation seminar is one of the activities aiming to develop active military co-operation among NATO and it's partners planned by JCSE this year.

For additional information please contact Colonel Volkan Akben JCSE Public Information Office, at (232) 448 4848 ext. 2005 no later than 16:00 May 18, 2001. The office may also be reached by email ( or fax (232) 448 4495.