This week, EUFOR Operation Commander Lieutenant General Hubert Cottereau visited Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2022. He had the opportunity to observe ongoing training and exercise activities as well as attend key meetings.
He met with the High Representative Christian Schmidt, the EU Special Representative Ambassador Johann Sattler as well as the Chief of Defence of the Armed Forces of BiH Lt Gen Mašović of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Along with COM EUFOR Major General Anton Wessely, the OPCOM met with the Deputy Minister of Defence of BiH for Resource Management Mirko Okolić and attended the 21st Session of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosive Ordnance. The session brought together representatives of the Ministry of Defence, EUFOR, the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, donors and supporting NGOs, international organisations and embassies. The session is an opportunity to review progress of the safe disposal of surplus weapons, ammunition and explosive ordinance, and jointly plan future activities.
Finally, the OPCOM, COM EUFOR and COS EUFOR travelled Bileća to participate in a joint peace support operations table top exercise, which was conducted with the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.