|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.
|From left to right: Mr. Igor Golijanin, Mr. Vinko Radovanović, COM EUFOR, Mr. Alija Behmen and Mr. Milorad Kojović.|
On 11th February 2011, COM EUFOR hosted a lunch in Camp Butmir. Mr Alija Behmen (Mayor of Sarajevo) and Mr Vinko Radovanović (Mayor of East Sarajevo) together with Mr. Milorad Kojović (Secretary of the City Administration of Sarajevo), and Mr. Igor Golijanin (Chef de Cabinet of the Mayor of East Sarajevo) met with Major General Bernhard Bair and his staff.
COM EUFOR brought them up to date with developments in the Camp especially as EUFOR is a major employer in the area. He also expressed his pleasure to see the two Mayors working closely together in a number of areas, for example the forthcoming World Military Skiing Championships. Both Mayors indicated a willingness to continue their commitment to work together on common projects.
|COM EUFOR , Major General Bernhard Bair (first from right), and COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Günter Giesa (4th from left), together with the runners up of EUFOR Cup 2010.|
On 11th February 2011, the Mustafa Ejubović Šejh Jujo Primary School from Mostar departed from Sarajevo Airport on route to Germany to see FC Wolfsburg play. Their 3 day trip, sponsored by the Club and Volkswagen, was their prize for reaching the finals of the 2010 EUFOR Cup which concluded in November.
192 teams started the competition and Mustafa Ejubović Primary School reached the final held in the Zetra stadium where they unfortunately were beaten by Banovići Primary School in a close match.
Whilst in Germany they will be hosted by the Bundesliga team and will be guests at a match this weekend.
|COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair (third from left) and the Bishop Kacavenda, the Bishop of Tuzla and Zvornik (fourth from left).|
On the 10th February 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, was the guest of Bishop Kacavenda, the Bishop of Tuzla and Zvornik, at the Bishop’s palace in Bijeljina.
During their meeting the Bishop was able to inform COM EUFOR on the progress being made returning displaced persons to their homes and the challenges that he faces. A wide ranging discussion took place on topical issues of interest between COM EUFOR and Bishop Kacavenda.
COM EUFOR congratulated him on his sterling work and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
|COM EUFOR with LOT house Ugljevik personnel.|
|Brigadier General Steven L. Kwast with COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair.|
On the 9th February 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, had the pleasure of welcoming Brigadier General Steven L. Kwast to Camp Butmir. During an Office Call he received a briefing on the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the activities of EUFOR.
Brigadier General Kwast is the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Europe, NATO, and Russia, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for recommending policy positions on issues related to Europe, Eurasia, and NATO to the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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