|Major General Bernhard Bair welcomes Colonel Aurel Voiculescu to EUFOR HQ.|
On the 24 March 2011, Colonel Aurel Voiculescu, the Deputy Chief of the Romanian Military Intelligence Directorate, visited EUFOR HQ. Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR welcomed him to the HQ.COM EUFOR briefed him on the OP Althea mission and on the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. MG Bair praised the effort and contribution of the Romanian contingent to EUFOR. Romanian forces currently work in the HQ, as well as manning the Liaison Observation Team (LOT) Houses in Banja Luka and Cazin.
On arrival in Camp Butmir, he undertook an Office Call with COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair where he was briefed on the OP Althea mission to contribute to the Safe and Secure Environment in BiH and the important role that the troops from the Royal Netherlands Army make to the mission. He highlighted the quality of the Royal Netherlands Army personnel serving within EUFOR.
|Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR and Lieutenant General André Blattmann, the Swiss Chief of Defence Staff arrive at the EUFOR HQ.|
On the 18th March 2011, Lieutenant General André Blattmann, the Swiss Chief of Defence Staff, visited EUFOR. He was accompanied by H.E. Dr André Schaller, the Ambassador of Swiss Confederation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ms Jacqueline de Quattro, State Councillor. The visit provided the Chief of Defence Staff with the opportunity to meet with his troops and receive an update on the Op Althea Mission. As Chief of the Armed Forces, he is responsible for command and control of the Swiss armed forces and their development.
Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR briefed him on EUFOR activities and on the joint activities conducted with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also updated Lt Gen Blattmann on the current security situation within BiH.
COM EUFOR praised the high standard of the Swiss troops serving in EUFOR, highlighting their contribution to ensuring a safe and secure environment for BiH. He went on to thank Switzerland for their previous and continuing support to Op Althea.
|COM EUFOR with members of the PIC Steering Board prior to departing for Brcko District.|
|Strategic Leadership Course with COM EUFOR.|
On the 14 March 2011, members of the Austrian strategic leadership course, supervised by Lieutenant General Christian Segur-Cabanac, undertook a two day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The distinguished guests commenced their visit in the PSOTC with a brief by COM EUFOR. General Bair provided the course attendees with an introduction into the tasks of EUFOR.
On the second day, the delegation visited Sarajevo where the course participants gained an insight into the tasks of the Austrian embassy and the economic situation of the country. The group had the opportunity to have discussions with the OHR, Dr Inzko and received briefings from key speakers on the role of the EUPM and OSCE in BiH.
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