Written by Lt Cdr Stuart Cantellow RN
Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR welcomed His Excellency Mr Nigel Casey, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Bosnia and Herzegovina to Camp Butmir today, 22 September 2011.
This was Ambassador Casey’s first visit to camp Butmir and he undertook an Office Call with COM EUFOR where he was briefed on recent EUFOR activities that have been contributing to the Safe and Secure Environment in BiH. COM EUFOR and H.E. Mr Casey also engaged in dialogue about the current political stalemate within the country and both agreed that the formation of state level authorities for BiH was essential.
Major General Bair highlighted the important role that the personnel from Great Britain make to the mission and praised the quality of the British Officers serving within EUFOR. British personnel from all three services are currently employed in a number of high profile positions within the EUFOR HQ.
COM EUFOR concluded by wishing the Ambassador well in his new appointment and thanked Great Britain for the ongoing support to Operation Althea.