On 24 October 2013, Commander (COM) EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, paid an inaugural visit to the Embassy of Slovenia in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and was warmly welcomed by its new Ambassador to BiH, H.E. Mr Iztok Grmek
During the informal talk, Ambassador Grmek, who took over the position on 13 September, expressed his determination to further strengthen the amicable relations that already exist between Slovenia and BiH, especially in the field of economic cooperation and in the process of EU enlargement.
During the period of 21 to 24 October 2013, EUFOR delivered an ‘Emergency Rescue from a Minefield’ Course Camp BUTMIR, Sarajevo.
The statistics showing mine accidents in BiH over the past year demonstrates that a real risk from mines still exists. During this course EUFOR trained ten soldiers from the Demining Battalion of the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) to conduct salvage and first aid to mine victims.
On 23 October 2013, the Chief of Staff of EUFOR, Brigadier General József Szpisják, joined military personnel from both EUFOR and NATO HQ Sa on a war road march near Mountain Igman, BiH.
7 international military personnel from both EUFOR HQ and NATO HQ Sa in Camp BUTMIR marched 13km along a 40 km road. The road was the main supply route for Sarajevo during the 1992-95 conflict.
Major General Dieter Heidecker, the Commander (COM) of EUFOR visited H.E. Andrezej Krawczyk, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, at their new Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 23rd October 2013.
H.E. Andrezej Krawczyk said it was “very nice to host [COM EUFOR] in the new Polish Embassy.” He was briefed by COM on EUFORs current activities and described how EUFOR currently consists of 23 Troop Contributing Nations (TCNs), 18 from EU states and 5 from non-EU member states. He stated that this “demonstrated the commitment and interest from the International Community (IC) to support BiH” in its mission to maintain the Safe and Secure Environment, and provide training to their Armed Forces.
On 23 October 13, the Commander (COM) of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker paid a courtesy call on the Slovakian Ambassador, H.E. Ján Pšenica.
COM EUFOR visited H.E. Ján Pšenica, Ambassador for Slovakia and briefed him on the current activities of EUFOR in support of its over-arching mission, to work alongside BiH authorities and maintain the Safe and Secure Environment in BiH and to provide support to the training of the AF of BiH.
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