Her Excellency Christine Toudic, the French Ambassador to BiH, attended a Bastille Day celebration at Camp Butmir on the evening of 13 July in honour of Bastille Day. On her arrival she spoke with COM EUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer.

On 13 July the new Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Marco DI RUZZA, visited EUFOR personnel in Camp Butmir. Upon his arrival the ambassador was greeted by the senior Italian officer of Operation Althea before speaking with a representative body of the Italian contingent to the mission.

This month, COMEUFOR Major General Alexander Platzer, completed his tour of the EUFOR Liaison Observation Teams. EUFOR maintains a network of 17 Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) throughout BiH which liaise with the local community and help to ‘feel the pulse’ of the situation.

On 07 July the commander of EUFOR Joint Military Affairs, Colonel Fiedler, and members of EUFOR’s Air Operations Helicopter crew participated in a joint operation with Civil Protection Agency (CPA). The objective of the operation was to remove several anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The mines and ERW had been moved in winter by an avalanche and were discovered on a marked hiking trail on Mt. Treskavica a number of weeks ago.

Today COMEUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, welcomed the Austrian Minister of Defence Magistra Klaudia Tanner to EUFOR BiH HQ. Upon her arrival Mag. Tanner received and honour guard from the soldiers of EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion. Following this, Mag. Tanner met with COMEUFOR and then paid her respects in the memorial park to Austrian personnel who lost their lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, before visiting the Austrian contingent personnel currently deployed in EUFOR.

COM EUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, welcomed His Excellency Phd. Tibor Benkő, the Hungarian Minster of Defence today for a vaccine donation at EUFOR Headquarters in Camp Butmir.

On 21 June EUFOR Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Szilárd Gerőfi visited the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC). Upon his arrival Brigadier General Gerőfi was greeted by Chief of Staff of the PSOTC, Lt Col Odeta Tipurić. The PSOTC expressed their appreciation to Brigadier General Gerőfi for the real life support given to them by EUFOR and also for the academic support from senior ranking EUFOR personnel as qualified speakers. The PSOTC are currently conducting a Defence Attaché Orientation Course for both BiH and international students.