HQ MND-SE celebrates Greece National Day

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Headquarters Multinational Division Southeast (HQ MND-SE) organized on 23 of March a special ceremony for the National Day of Greece, celebrated on 25 of March. The host of this event was the Deputy Commander of HQ MND-SE, Brigadier General Benjamin Corell and the guest of honor was His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece in Romania, Vassilis Papadopoulos.

The ceremony started with a solemn hoist of the Greek National flag in front of the Headquarters and the national anthem of Greece and Romania. The event was also attended by other members of the Greek Embassy and by around 25 officers within the Headquarters Multinational Division Southeast, representing NATO countries such as Romania, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Bulgaria or Albania.    

The distinguished guests made a group photo in front of the Headquarters and they visited the Museum of HQ MND-SE, where old fight uniforms from the First World War are exposed and a lot of medals and military orders from the end of XIX century and the beginning of XX century. His Excellency, Ambassador Vassilis Papadopoulos signed the Book of  Honor and highlighted the importance of international cooperation within NATO, in the context of new security challenges the North Alliance has to deal with.

Greece contributes to HQ MND-SE activity with one military, who joined an international team whose main purpose is to gain Full Capability of the Headquarters by next spring.