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Written by Lt Cdr Andy Mullins Monday, 21 February 2011 14:54
Greek Ambassador Visits EUFOR
His Excellency Mr. Procopios D. Mantzouranis and COMEUFOR

On the 21st February COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, hosted the Greek Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina His Excellency Mr. Procopios D. Mantzouranis on his farewell visit to Camp Butmir.
During the Office Call COM EUFOR updated the Ambassador on the current operations and status of Operation Althea, and the work that the Greek Troops assigned to EUFOR are conducting. 

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Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00
COS EUFOR visits Turkish LOT House
COS EUFOR with the personnel of LOT Široki Brijeg.

On the 18th February 2011, COS HQ EUFOR, Brigadier General Günter Giesa visited the Turkish Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) house in Široki Brijeg. It is a small town with about 7,000 mostly B-Croatian inhabitants.

The Deputy LOT house Chief welcomed COS EUFOR and the visiting party and then introduced his crew. This was followed by a briefing on the current situation in the area of activities. The program ended with a short visit to the local monastery of the Order of St. Francis, which was founded in 1846. A Franciscan friar gave COS EUFOR a small tour of the Church and the museum. Deeply impressed by this visit Brigadier General Giesa not only thanked the Franciscan friar and the LOT house crew as well for their excellent preparation of the visit.

Written by Lt Cdr Andy Mullins Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:35
Visit of Allied Joint Force Commander to EUFOR
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III with COM EUFOR
On the 15th February 2011, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III visited Camp Butmir as part of a tour to the area hosted by Commander NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General David Enyeart.
During an Office Call with COM EUFOR the Admiral discussed the current security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the work of the EUFOR mission, and the present formation and capabilities of the Op Althea forces.

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Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00
Polish Chargé d’Affaires Visits EUFOR
Ms Emanuela Suprowicz (4th from Right) with EUFOR Staff.

On the 14th February 2011, COM EUFOR hosted the Polish Chargé d’Affaires in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Emanuela Suprowicz, for lunch in Camp Butmir.  Ms Suprowicz is the senior Polish representative in the country in the absence of a permanent Ambassador at the moment.

Major General Bernhard Bair was joined by a number of the Polish Military serving on his staff and they discussed the general situation in the country and the continuing support that Poland provides to the Op Althea Mission.

Polish troops man two LOT Houses in the north of BiH, provide specialist staff for the Mobile Training Teams working with the Armed Forces of BiH, as well as staff in the HQ.  COM EUFOR praised their contribution and the experience that they bring to the operation.

Thursday, 10 February 2011 00:00
COM EUFOR Visits LOT Ugljevik
COM EUFOR with LOT house Ugljevik personnel.
On 10th February 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, visited Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) house in Ugljevik. Together with the Regional Coordination Center (RCC) East Commander, Lt Col Blasch,  the LOT house Commander informed the General on LOT house activities and the situation in their Area of Responsibility (AOR).

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