On 25 March, Lieutenant General Leonardo di Marco, Italian Army, Head of the European Union Command Element (EUCE) at the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples (JFC Naples) visited the two Headquarters in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. The focus of his visit was on Capacity Building and Training in support of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence, and on receiving an update on the current and future cooperation between EUFOR and NATO.
Capacity Building and Training is a valuable contribution to the defence sector
The common approach of NATO and EUFOR has been one of providing support to all levels of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.
The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina are currently contributing successfully to peace support missions abroad and efficiently cooperating with other nations, which is an important contribution to the development of international crisis management. The Armed Forces also increased their capabilities and efforts to support local authorities and the people of BiH through disaster relief assistance.
Lieutenant General Leonardo Di Marco is Head of the European Union Command Element, a role he has held since 29 April 2013, when he assumed the role of Chief of Staff, Joint Force Command, Naples. The European Union Command Element ensures that EUFOR Althea conforms with the EU’s regional approach and cooperates closely with NATO in the Balkans.
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