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Day of Distinguished Guests at SEESIM 06

Thursday November 16 is the Day of Distinguished Guests of “SEESIM 06”multinational crisis management exercise developed in Bucharest and Skopje ( the former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia).

The participants in Bucharest will see the activity in the working points at the Center of Principal Control where more then 350 specialists in crisis management from 15 countries and international organizations are simulating for about two weeks to solve the major cirsis situations. Also at the Bucuresti Sud Electric Power Center they will have a practical search and rescue situation for the survivals of an “earquake” and fight against fires.

In Skopje, a delegation headed by Corneliu Dobritoiu, State Secretary and Chief of Department for the Policy of Defense and Planning will represent the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

Details: Major Florin Jipa. Phone: 0723 642 149.

The Distributed Simulation Network from the South East of Europe (SEESIMNET) is one of the projects of the Regional Initiative “The Process of Reunions of Defense Ministers from the South East of Europe” (SEDM). The SEESIMNET project was launched in 2000 by the United States during the Reunion of the Deputy Ministers of Defense from SEDM member states, in Athens. The declared aim of this project is according to SEDM general aim, i.e. to contribute in promotion of cooperation, co-ordination and interoperability between the member states and to effectively use the other SEDM instruments (SEEBRIG, the Engineering Group, the Group of military specialists for the support of the Initiative of Non-Proliferation of Mass Destruction Weapons, the Security of Borders and Countering the terrorism) using the computer assisted modeling and simulation.

During the SEDM Ministerial Reunion, December 2000 (Thessalonik, Greece) the Ministers of Defense decided the SEESIMNET to be an element of integration of the other SEDM initiatives based on a series of simulation exercises distributed among the member states of the initiative.

This occasion, the Ministers of Defense decided the first simulation CAX type exercise, generally called SEESIM, a demonstrative one, to start in 2001, with a two years planning cycle (2001-02) based on a scenario of an operation of intervention in case of civil emergency. The organization of such types of exercises is voluntarily made by the SEDM member states, by rotation.

The first distributed simulation exercise “SEESIM 02” occurred in Greece, December 9 and 19, 2002.The scenario was based on a series of natural disasters, earthquakes, in the host country. Observing the principles of distributed simulation, the exercise locations have been established in seven SEDM member states and the SEEBRIG Command. The United States ensured conceptually and technically the demonstrative exercise and Italy participated as observer.

The organization of the second exercise “SEESIM 04” was assumed by Turkey and was developed in November 2004. Based on the lessons learned from the first exercise from SEESIM series and due to the increasing interest of the member states, the “SEESIM 04” was characterized by a more complex scenario that included a terrorist component through very precise training aims and the complexity of participation. Thus, besides the MoDs structures, the member states also included in the exercise other national institutions in charge with non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons, security of borders and fight against terrorism.

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