On 23 October 2013, the Chief of Staff of EUFOR, Brigadier General József Szpisják, joined military personnel from both EUFOR and NATO HQ Sa on a war road march near Mountain Igman, BiH.
7 international military personnel from both EUFOR HQ and NATO HQ Sa in Camp BUTMIR marched 13km along a 40 km road. The road was the main supply route for Sarajevo during the 1992-95 conflict.
Major General Dieter Heidecker, the Commander (COM) of EUFOR visited H.E. Andrezej Krawczyk, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, at their new Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 23rd October 2013.
H.E. Andrezej Krawczyk said it was “very nice to host [COM EUFOR] in the new Polish Embassy.” He was briefed by COM on EUFORs current activities and described how EUFOR currently consists of 23 Troop Contributing Nations (TCNs), 18 from EU states and 5 from non-EU member states. He stated that this “demonstrated the commitment and interest from the International Community (IC) to support BiH” in its mission to maintain the Safe and Secure Environment, and provide training to their Armed Forces.
On 23 October 13, the Commander (COM) of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker paid a courtesy call on the Slovakian Ambassador, H.E. Ján Pšenica.
COM EUFOR visited H.E. Ján Pšenica, Ambassador for Slovakia and briefed him on the current activities of EUFOR in support of its over-arching mission, to work alongside BiH authorities and maintain the Safe and Secure Environment in BiH and to provide support to the training of the AF of BiH.
On 21 October 13, as part of its Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) programme, EUFOR commenced a Mine Risk Education Instructors Course at Camp Butmir, SARAJEVO. EUFOR directly contributes to the realization of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 by conducting Mine Risk Education (MRE) in cooperation with the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH). It is necessary to train and accredit instructors for MRE lessons to ensure the future capacity and capability of the AF BiH.
On 17 October 2013, Brigadier Milan Obreza, the Director of the Slovenian Joint Operations Center (JOC), attended an office call with COM EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker. The JOC is responsible for the command and control of all Slovenian troops deployment all over the world in their participation in NATO and EU led Peace Support Operations (PSOs).
On 16 October 2013 His Excellency Mr. Fredrik Schiller, Ambassador of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), paid a visit to Camp BUTMIR for an Office Call with the Commander (COM) EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker. The Ambassador and COM EUFOR discussed EUFOR’s present role in BiH, and the importance of the continued provision of a safe and secure environment to ensure that the country has the smoothest possible route to future success and European integration.
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