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German Minister of Defense Visits EUFOR

German Minister of Defence On 30th March 2010 the German Minister of Defense, Dr. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, visited EUFOR ALTHEA HQ in Camp Butmir, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, briefed the Defense Minister on current EUFOR activities and the ongoing contribution of the German contingent.  Germany has consistently provided one of the largest contingents within EUFOR and has 118 soldiers presently in- theatre, including the Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof.

The Defense Minister enjoyed the opportunity to meet with many of his German soldiers and Major General Bair took the opportunity to praise the high standard of the German troops participating in Operation EUFOR ALTHEA.