|His Excellency Jan Braathu (L) and COM EUFOR|
|The Swiss Ambassador and COM EUFOR on the balcony of the Mostar LOT House.|
On 20th January 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, joined Dr André Schaller, the Ambassador of Swiss Confederation to Bosnia and Herzegovina, on a visit to the new Swiss Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) house in Mostar.
The Swiss contingent took over the manning of two LOT houses late last year and this was the first visit of the Ambassador to witness the work that they are undertaking. The teams are based in Mostar and Trebinje.
Ambassador Schaller said “I am impressed by the community work of our Swiss citizen soldiers. Our soldiers come from different language groups and they are a good example on how results can be achieved by dialogue and mutual respect. I am proud that Switzerland contributes to the international effort for stability and progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
|COM EUFOR (5th from left) outside LOT Ilidza.|
On 19th January 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bair, visited the Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) House in Ilidza. The LOT commander welcomed COM EUFOR and introduced the LOT personnel to Major General Bair.
The subsequent briefing provided an informative update on the current activities of the Liaison and Observation Team.
Over the years the EUFOR contingents have developed warm and professional relations with their neighbours and the local authorities and the LOT Houses form a vital part of maintaining situational awareness across the country.
|Mr. Venneri, Mr. Brinkmann, COMEUFOR, Ms. Garcia and Mr. Romano. (from left to right)|
During the Office Call with COMEUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, they were briefed on the current security situation within Bosnia and Herzegovina and how EUFOR operates.
|Dr. Schwarz-Schilling shaking hands with EUFOR COS Brigadier General Günter Giesa.|
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