A number of distinguished international guests witnessed Major General BRIEGER, COM EUFOR, passing the Command of the MNBN from LTC Friedrich ÖLBÖCK to LTC Thomas HOLZBAUER.
Major General Bernhard Bair, the Commander of EUFOR welcomed Major General Tom Middendorp, the Kingdom of the Netherlands Operation Commander and Major General Miguel Farias, the Director of International Operations Joint Staff of the Republic of Chile to Camp Butmir on 27th September 2011.
In an Office Call, COM EUFOR briefed the Generals about EUFOR’s role as the military component of the overarching European Security and Defence Policy mission in BiH. They discussed a wide range of issues including the training provided by EUFOR to the Armed Forces of BiH.
COM EUFOR thanked the Generals for their countries ongoing support to Op Althea.
Netherlands and Chilean soldiers perform a number of functions within EUFOR including HQ staff posts, manning Liaison Observation Team houses.
|Mr. Željko Komšić and COM EUFOR.
Mr. Komšić welcomed COM EUFOR and expressed his gratitude for the positive cooperation between EUFOR and relevant institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the meeting Mr. Komšić and Maj Gen Bair discussed current developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region. Both parties concluded that formation of the Council of Ministers should be expedited. COM EUFOR thanked Mr. Komšić for the meeting, the ongoing support of the Presidency to EUFOR and for his detailed assessment of the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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