Military and civilian missions and operations

CEUMC visit to EUFOR OPERATION ALTHEA

Sarajevo, 04/10/2018 - 17:30, UNIQUE ID: 181004_17
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From 03 to 04 October 2018, the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos, visited the Headquarters of the EU Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) (EUFOR Operation ALTHEA), in Sarajevo.

General Kostarakos had an office call with COM EUFOR Major General Martin Dorfer where he praised EUFOR Operation ALTHEA leadership emphasizing the active role of the Operation which remains important in maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, providing vital capacity-building to the country's Armed Forces.

Further, the Chairman met with officials of the EU delegation and exchanged views on the latest developments in the country.

Consequently, the High ranking EU Military Official had also the opportunity to meet with Ms. Marina Pendeš, Minister of Defence and Major General Ivica Jerkic and Major General Gojko Knezevic, Deputy Chiefs of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and had a frank and fruitful discussion on the current situation and the future of the very constructive partnership between European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In the same occasion, General Kostarakos expressed his gratitude for BiH's participation in EU CSDP missions, namely  to EU Training Mission in Central African Republic, which contributes significantly to the country's international image and visibility and finally to all its efforts towards the integration process.