EUFOR and the Federal Administration of Civil Protection train near Skakavac waterfall

The area around Skakavac waterfall echoed to the sound of a EUFOR Agusta Bell 212, carrying out winching operations with the Federal Administration of Civil Protection (CPA), on Wednesday 17 July. Training was carried out for three rescue scenarios: a climber stuck on a cliff, a hiker with a broken leg and a person injured in a minefield. Each scenario was flown twice by the helicopter to ensure maximum training benefit was gained by both the aircrew and the CPA.

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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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