|EUFOR COS Addresses the Group|
EUFOR has hosted a conference to assess the capacity building and training requirements of AFBiH at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.
EUFOR’s Chief of Staff, Brigadier General András Szűcs, delivered a welcome address to the conference attendees, who included senior personnel from EUFOR and AFBiH, along with representatives from NATO and EU organisations.
|Brigadier General Knežević addresses the course members|
Soldiers from Armed Forces BiH have completed an ammunition training course this week which was held at Travnik barracks.
The course, which was led by a EUFOR mobile training team from Austria, lasted for 4 weeks. The purpose was to educate the soldiers about a wide range of ammunition-related topics, including labelling, storage, packaging and safe transportation of ammunition.
EUFOR delivered a 2-week Tactical Communication Systems Course to AF BiH, which was successfully conducted by a Turkish Mobile Training Team (1 officer and 1 NCO) from 20 Oct to 31 Oct 2014. This course was the 8th CIS training in the cycle of 10 CIS Trainings planned in 2014 Training Calendar. The training audience consisted of 14 participants (3 Officers, 11 NCOs) from different units of AF BiH, and all of them successfully completed the course at the Tactical Support Brigade Barracks in Rajlovac.
The Dutch Senior National Representative, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Wetters, organized a briefing programme for the visit by Lieutenant Colonel Rob Keijzer from the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, which highlighted the Dutch contribution to the mission. Though the number of Dutch personnel here is small, they hold key positions within EUFOR’s capacity building and training department, which assists Armed Forces BiH in developing their skills and capabilities.
|General Commenda inspects the Guard of Honour|
General Commenda was welcomed at Camp Butmir on Wednesday by a guard of honour before meeting with Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, to gain an update on the political situation in BiH and the Austrian contribution to the EUFOR mission.
General Commenda then attended a meeting with the Chief of the Joint Staff of Armed Forces BiH, Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč, together with Lieutenant General Jeleč’s senior leadership team.
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