|COM EUFOR with Lt Gen de Vincenti.|
On 15th September 2010, Lieutenant General Leandro de Vincenti, Head of EU Command Element and Chief of Staff of Joint Force Command in Naples, visited HQ EUFOR in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. He was welcomed by COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, who briefed the esteemed guest on EUFOR activities and the current security situation within BiH during their office call.
Afterwards, the two generals visited the Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) in Sarajevo. The LOT commander, Captain Botticelli, welcomed Major General Bair and Lieutenant General de Vincenti and introduced the LOT personnel to the two generals. The subsequent briefing provided an informative update on the current activities of the Liaison and Observation Team. The LOTs are stationed in various towns around BiH and enable EUFOR to maintain a presence throughout the country.
The day was concluded with a visit to the old part of Sarajevo and a walk around all the major historical landmarks of the city. Lieutenant General de Vincenti is on a three-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Left to Right: Outgoing COS Brigadier General Bischof, Lieutenant General Glatz, COM EUFOR, new COS Brigadier General Giesa.|
During the visit, COM EUFOR was able to update Lieutenant General Glatz on EUFOR activities and the professional contribution made by the German contingent based throughout BiH. The General will review the German forces on parade and witness the Change of Command from Brigadier General Bischof to Brigadier General Giesa.
During the ceremony in the Helicopter Hangar of Camp Butmir, Lieutenant General Glatz contemplated the successful past and future cooperation of the European forces within the EUFOR Althea mission. The outgoing Chief of Staff, General BISCHOF, looked back on almost seven months full mutual assistance and fulfilling duty. He addressed the German soldiers and thanked them for their consistent professionalism. The ceremony was accompanied by music from the Bosnian Music-Corps.
|Left to Right: Brigadier General Enyeart, Mr. Jonathan M. Moore, COM EUFOR.|
|Left to Right: Ambassador Everts with COM EUFOR.|
On 9th September 2010, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, met Ambassador Mr Daan Everts who is leading the ODIHR Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the coming elections. The purpose of the visit was for the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to understand the work that EUFOR has been undertaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ensuring a safe and secure environment, and to explain the ODIHR mission in the country. The ODIHR will assess and report on the conduct of the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The analysts will assess and make recommendations to improve the legal framework, the political campaign, the role of media, the work of the election administration and the complaints and appeals process.
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