Yesterday, EUFOR welcomed a new military contingent from the Netherlands to EUFOR Operation Althea, marking the occasion with a flag raising ceremony in Camp Butmir. After a hiatus of six years, the Netherlands have recommitted troops to the mission, with more potentially to follow.


In his address to the assembled guests at the flag raising ceremony, Ambassador Jan Waltmans reiterated the commitment of the Netherlands to supporting stability and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the arrival of the new staff officers.

The addition of the Netherlands brings the total number of nations contributing to EUFOR up to 21.

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