The Operational Commander (Op Cdr) responsible for EUFOR, General Sir Richard Shirreff, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) between 23rd and 25th of May 2012.
General Shirreff, who is based in NATO’s European Headquarters in Belgium, started his visit at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, where Commander EUFOR (COM EUFOR), Major General Robert Brieger, updated him on the current situation in BiH and the wider Balkans and on EUFOR’s activities in the region.
A busy programme saw the Op Cdr visit Armed Forces BiH and EUFOR personnel in Banja Luka, Orasje and Mostar. He met with numerous Liaison and Observation Team members, EUFOR Multi-National Battalion soldiers, Embedded Training Teams working with AF BiH and witnessed the work being conducted at a Weapons and Ammunition Storage Site. Back at Camp Butmir, General Shirreff was briefed by the Peace Support Operations Training Centre staff on their work with AF BiH.
The Op Cdr and COM EUFOR were joined in EUFOR’s headquarters by Lieutenant General Miladin Milojčić, the Chief of Joint Staff of AF BiH and General Edmund Entacher, the Austrian Chief of Defence, for a meeting where future co-operation with, and support to, AF BiH was discussed. A particular focus was on the new EUFOR Embedded Training Teams.
General Shirreff considered his visit to be successful and very productive and he thanked General Brieger for EUFOR’s continued valuable support to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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