Written by Lt Cdr David Collins RN
|His Excellency Dr André Schaller with General Brieger to his right, with the Trebinje LOT house team.|
The purpose of the visit was to meet the Swiss soldiers and receive an update on recent LOT house activities in the area. Switzerland is one of several non European Union countries that contribute personnel to the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently Switzerland is providing approximately 20 personnel to EUFOR in variety of roles in Trebinje, Mostar and Sarajevo.
General Brieger thanked Dr Schaller for Switzerland’s ongoing support to Operation Althea and went on to praise the Swiss soldiers and their local interpreters for their hard work and professionalism. The General added that he was particularly impressed with the positive and the constructive relationships that had been cultivated between the LOT personnel and the local communities in the Trebinje region.
General Brieger and Dr Schaller also called upon the Mayor of Trebinje, Dr Dobroslav Ćuk. Together with a number of local dignitaries, they discussed a range of issues including tourism and how EUFOR can continue to support the local community. General Brieger spoke of the ongoing capacity building and training that EUFOR is providing to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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