On 13 November, the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) in cooperation with EUFOR opened a conference on Gender in the Security Sector of BIH. The aim of the conference, which will take place over two days, is to ‘Strengthen the Gender Perspective within the security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina’. The conference was opened with statements from Mr. Zekerijah Osmić, BIH Minister of Defense, Major General Dieter Heidecker, the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Anto Jeleč, Chief of the Joint Staff of the AF BiH and Lieutenant Colonel Rob Tomlinson MBE the UK Defense Attaché.
On 12 November 2013, Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker welcomed Colonel Martin Stoklasa, the Commander of the Training and Support Forces (SVaP) of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (AF SR) to EUFOR HQ Camp BUTMIR, Sarajevo.
As the Commander of the Training and Support Forces he is responsible for ensuring that the processes to optimize certain new elements and processes within the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, such as the brigade combat safeguarding and streamlining of logistic processes, are running smoothly and to time.
On 11 November 2013 US Brigadier General Merle Hart, the Commander of NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQ Sa), invited all members of NHQ Sa and EUFOR to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony at the Monument Park inside Camp BUTMIR. During his address, General Hart emphasized that we should never forget all that our veterans have sacrificed their lives in order to protect our freedoms. Despite the ever increasing sophistication of weaponry, aircraft, ships and cyber technologies; the greatest asset for all our militaries is the men and women that serve within them.
On 08 November 2013, BG József SZPISJÁK, Chief of Staff (COS) of EUFOR visited the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) 5th Infantry Brigade.
The main aim for the visit was to officially meet the Brigade Commander, Brigadier Kenan DAUTOVIĆ. After they met, the Brigade Commander introduced COS EUFOR to the Unit of his staff that provided a brief on the upcoming Exercise Dynamic Response 14-5.
On 06 and 07 November 2013 the 7th Joint EUFOR/Armed Force of Bosnia & Herzegovina Engineering Conference was conducted inside Camp BUTMIR, HQ EUFOR. The aim of the Conference was to establish and agree on the necessary foundations for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) to progress towards engineering inter-operability and a self-sustaining engineering training programme.
On 6 November 2013 the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, attended the 3rd Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance held at the Hotel “Europe” Sarajevo. The Committee was organised by the OSCE Mission to BiH and Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Strategic Committee’s aim is to speed up the process of resolving the surplus arms, ammunition and explosive ordnance which are under the control of the Armed Forces of BiH and to do this with greater transparency as this represents a serious threat to the safe and secure environment for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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