COMEUFOR meets BiH Presidency Chairman

COMEUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak and the Chairman of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik met for the first time in Sarajevo on Tuesday 16 July. Discussing a wide range of political and military matters they agreed that EUFOR's co-operation with the AFBiH and other agencies in BiH is extremely good, due in part to their political neutrality.

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French Ambassador attends Bastille Day celebration at Camp Butmir

His Excellency Guillaume Rousson, the French Ambassador to BiH, attended a belated Bastille Day celebration at Camp Butmir on Monday 15 July. On his arrival he spoke with COM EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, discussing the contribution France makes to the mission, both politically and militarily.

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COM EUFOR meets with Minister of Defence

EUFOR’s Commander, Major General Trischak, met with the BiH Minister of Defence, Marina Pendes, on Monday 15 July. They discussed a wide range of military issues and Major General Trischak reemphasised that he sees EUFOR's main role in supporting the country on the path towards EU accession, as being a "reassurance force".

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Three Nation Games held at Camp Butmir

EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion held a military skills competition on Saturday 13 July at Camp Butmir and Pazaric firing range. The games were open to infantry soldiers from Turkey, Austria and Hungary, with teams of three soldiers taking part in 5 different disciplines.

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COM EUFOR visits migrant camps

Major General Trischak spent Wednesday 10 July visiting the migrant camps at Bihac and Vucjak and speaking to key officials from the region as well as representatives of International Organisations who are providing support to the migrants.

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President of Turkey visits Camp Butmir

On Monday 8 July, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey visited Camp Butmir. The Commander of EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, as well as Colonel Ali Tanis, the Senior Turkish Representative, welcomed the President to the camp, where a superbly turned out honour guard of Turkish troops paraded in front of their national building to show the President their respect.

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