A conference, organized by EUFOR Capacity Building & Training Division /Joint Military Affairs (CB&T/JMA) was held in Camp BUTMIR on 03 June 2013 with representatives of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) representatives from the Joint Staff, Ops Command, Support Command, Tactical Support Brigade and Demining Battalion.
In the period from 20th to 24th May 2013 an important Joint Training took place between the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN) and the Aremd Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) in the MANJACA training area. Such regular joint training activities are planned and conducted in order to the meet certain standards as laid down in the Training Directive by COM EUFOR for 2013. They consist of common collective training activities between the MNBN and AF BiH and are performed together in order to ascertain interoperability and to further develop the capabilities of the AF BiH to deal with all threats, maintaining a safe and secure environment (SASE) in any given international peacekeeping scenario.
COM EUFOR, Major General Dieter HEIDECKER invited distinguished guests to join his staff for an evening of summer festivities, including displays of traditional dancing by a local school group, at Archer Base, Camp Butmir on Friday 31st May 2013.
On the 24th May a tribute was made at the Spanish Square in Mostar in memory of all the Spanish Servicemen and civilians who have died whilst supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
The ceremony, which was attended by local authorities, consisted of several visiting Spaniards, those who are resident in BiH, the Spanish Consul who lives in Mostar and members of the EUFOR Training and Doctrine team (TRADOC) based in BiH. The service included an emotional tribute to all the Spanish soldiers and civilians who fell whilst taking part in all international missions to BiH.
On 16th May 2013, COM EUFOR, Brigadier General József SZPISJÁK, paid a visit to BiH Mine Action Center (BHMAC) in Sarajevo. He was greeted by BHMAC Director, Mr Dušan GAVRAN. During the visit COS EUFOR received full information about the structure, tasks and activities of BHMAC. Director GAVRAN pointed to a significant role of AF BiH and EUFOR in the process of demining the country. He emphasized very the good relations between EUFOR HQ and BHMAC and thanked all EUFOR soldiers for their professional and hard work in support of demining BiH.
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