Turkey says Montenegro, Bosnia joining SEDM welcomed

Gonul said that they were pleased with enlargement of Southeast European Defense Ministers.

Turkey says Montenegro, Bosnia joining SEDM welcomed

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said on Wednesday that they were pleased with enlargement of Southeast European Defense Ministers (SEDM).

Participation of Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina in SEDM meeting was a very important development, Gonul told A.A after attending the annual meeting of SEDM in Bulgaria.

He noted that SEDM undertook an important role in preservation of regional security, peace and stability.

Regarding SEDM, Gonul recalled that defense ministers of Southeast European countries initiated the SEDM process by thinking that it would be more right for Balkan countries to decide their own future after intervention of NATO, and then Istanbul-based Southeastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) was established too, and this brigade fulfilled successful missions.

Gonul said that both SEDM and SEEBRIG showed that the regional countries could work together in the most difficult area -- the military area.

He added that SEEBRIG was certified by NATO five years ago.


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