Written by Lt Cdr Adrian Kirk RN
An Honour Guard reception greeted General Syrén after which he undertook an Office Call with COM EUFOR, where the general situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the wider Balkan region was discussed. COM EUFOR also briefed the General on the current operational activities of EUFOR in BiH, including the ongoing Capacity Building and Training initiatives which EUFOR are conducting with the Armed Forces of BiH. General Syrén took the opportunity to call on the EU Special Representative, Ambassador Sorensen, at the EU Delegation before visiting the Liaison and Observation Team at LOT Sarajevo.
The second day of the General’s visit included a helicopter flight in the local area, a demonstration of aircraft deployed mine clearance techniques and a crowd control demonstration by the Multi-National Battalion and Integrated Police Unit.
In his role as C EUMC, General Syrén is the military adviser to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, on all military matters and is the primary Point of Contact with the Operational Commanders of the EU's military operations.
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