Commander EUFOR, Major General Trischak, and the Head of EU Delegation to BiH and Special Representative in BiH, Ambassador Johann Sattler were in Banja Luka yesterday. The visit was to hand over a significant amount of protective equipment donated by the EU to the Republika Srpska Health Institute in Banja Luka.

Commander EUFOR Trischak and EU Ambassador Sattler hand over EU medical aid in Banja Luka

The donation was received at the University Clinical Centre in Banja Luka by the Director of the Republika Srpska Public Health Institute Branimir Zeljković and is part of the overall medical aid of the European Union to BiH for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. EUFOR provided logistical support with its trucks delivering the more than 400,000 protective masks and 18,000 gowns to help replenish supplies of equipment depleted during the fight against the pandemic.

Commander EUFOR said:

“Today is another visible example of the support the European Union and EUFOR are providing to the authorities and the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are proud that we can support logistically the efforts of the European Union and distribute the aid in time to the right place. Let me also use the opportunity to thank all the medical staff in this country for their professionalism, their dedication and the excellent work they are doing under sometimes dire circumstances. Be assured that we are privileged to maintain our support, together with the EU Delegation to BiH, to the people and the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

“Today's equipment is part of an aid package for medical institutions throughout Republika Srpska, with a total value of over 1.4 million euro” said Ambassador Johann Sattler.

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