During the ceremony in the Helicopter Hangar of Camp Butmir, Lieutenant General Glatz contemplated the successful past and future cooperation of the European forces within the EUFOR Althea mission. The outgoing Chief of Staff, General BISCHOF, looked back on almost seven months full mutual assistance and fulfilling duty. He addressed the German soldiers and thanked them for their consistent professionalism. The ceremony was accompanied by music from the Bosnian Music-Corps.
|Left to Right: Brigadier General Enyeart, Mr. Jonathan M. Moore, COM EUFOR.|
|Left to Right: Ambassador Everts with COM EUFOR.|
On 9th September 2010, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, met Ambassador Mr Daan Everts who is leading the ODIHR Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the coming elections. The purpose of the visit was for the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to understand the work that EUFOR has been undertaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ensuring a safe and secure environment, and to explain the ODIHR mission in the country. The ODIHR will assess and report on the conduct of the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The analysts will assess and make recommendations to improve the legal framework, the political campaign, the role of media, the work of the election administration and the complaints and appeals process.
|Left to Right: Brigadier General Joe Ramirez, Mr Mike Dumont, COM EUFOR, Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery.|
On 8th September 2010, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, met in Butmir Camp Sarajevo, with a high ranking delegation of American Officials from the United States European Command (EUCOM).
Discussions focused on providing a safe and secure environment for all of the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina and training for the Armed Forces of BiH. COM EUFOR highlighted the conditions and the way ahead towards EU and NATO membership for the country.
|The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Bosnia and Herzegovina, His Excellency, Dr. Andrzej Tyszkiewicz, with COM EUFOR.|
On 6th September 2010, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Bosnia and Herzegovina, His Excellency, Dr. Andrzej Tyszkiewicz, made his farewell call on COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, in Camp Butmir Sarajevo.
The Republic of Poland remains a staunch supporter of the European Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contributes a significant number of troops to EUFOR. In particular, Polish soldiers are serving with distinction as part of the Multi National Manouevre Battalion. Major General Bair was quick to praise their overriding professionalism and wished the Ambassador and his successor the very best with their respective future endeavours.
|H.E. Flamur Gashi, Ambassador of Albania with COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, and COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof.|
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