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Bulgarian Chief of Defence Visits EUFOR

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Major General Brieger and General Simeonov.
Major General Robert Brieger, the Commander of EUFOR (COM EUFOR) today welcomed General Simeon Simeonov the Bulgarian Chief of Defence to Camp Butmir.
An Honour Guard reception greeted General Simeonov 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.
Major General Brieger praised the dedication and professionalism of the Bulgarian troops serving with EUFOR, and the significant contribution which they are making to the mission in BiH.  The Bulgarian contingent is one of the largest within EUFOR and provides personnel across all areas of the mission including key Headquarters staff.   
The Office Call concluded with COM EUFOR thanking General Simeonov for Bulgaria’s contribution to Operation Althea and for his continued support.
Afterwards, the General took the opportunity to inspect a military parade of the Bulgarian contingent of EUFOR.

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