The Chief of the Joint Staff of the Chilean Armed Forces, Vice Admiral José Romero, visited on the 16 June 2014 EUFOR headquarters at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.
Vice Admiral Romero was welcomed by a guard of honour at the EUFOR headquarters before having an office call with Major General Dieter Heidecker, Commander EUFOR. In the afternoon, he also visited the NATO Headquarters in Camp Butmir and then proceeded to meet with the Chilean national contingent.
Major General Heidecker took the opportunity to thank Vice Admiral Romero for the continued support of the Chilean Armed Forces to the EUFOR mission.
“Chile is one of five partner nations who contribute to Operation Althea in addition to seventeen EU member states”, he said. “Chile’s contribution to the mission has been outstanding and I look forward to continued close cooperation in the future”.
Operation Althea’s main objectives are to provide capacity building and training to the Armed Forces of BiH, and to provide support to the overall EU comprehensive strategy for BiH.