JOINT COMMAND SOUTHEASTíS CONTRIBUTION TO REGIONAL PEACE AND STABILIITY
Since the implementation of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative in 1994, JCSOUTHEAST has developed contacts with 14 of the 27 Partnership For Peace nations and established preeminence in Allied Command Europe in PfP activities.
Specifically, JCSOUTHEAST has built relations with the following PfP nations: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, FYROM*, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Expert staff meetings, mobile training teams, exercises, conferences, seminars, workshops are the activities that JCSOUTHEAST offer partner nations to assist them in achieving their PfP program.
JCSOUTHEAST was the first headquarters to conduct a land exercise within the Partnership for Peace programme. This was Cooperative Determination 95 in Romania and was followed by Exercise Cooperative Demand 97 in Turkey, Exercise Cooperative Determination 98 in Bulgaria, Exercise Cooperative Determination 99 in Romania, Exercise Cooperative Dragon 00 in Albania, Exercise Cooperative Determination 01 in Azerbaijan, Exercise Cooperative Best Effort 02 in Georgia and Exercise Cooperative Adventure Exchange 02 in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of NATO operations in the Balkans, JCSOUTHEAST has had staff officers and soldiers serving every day in the theatre. While the Headquarters has never led a Balkans mission per se, its contribution of more than one hundred and fifty military personnel, holding the bulk of key positions, constituted the single largest homogenous group deployed in the NATOís Kosovo Force (KFOR) in 2000.
* Turkey recognises the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by its constitutional name.