This afternoon, 05 March, COMEUFOR Major General Alexander Platzer welcomed the arrival of a Slovenian Delegation led by the President of Slovenia,Mr. Borut Pahor. Present also was the Slovenian Minister of Defence Mr. Matej Tonin and Head of the President’s Cabinet Dr. Alja Brglez.

Today EUFOR marked the handover of one of the two Liaison Observation Teams (LOT) Banja Luka from Chilean to Slovenian EUFOR personnel. Present for the closed ceremony was COMEUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, and Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Zorica Bukinac. The event marked the conclusion of over 18 years of Chilean service in LOT Houses.

Today COMEUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, met with the Directorate for the Coordination of Police Bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here he was met by Director of the Directorate Mirsad Vilić and his Deputies Ranko Vuković and Ivica Bošnjak.

On the afternoon of 21 February EUFOR received a request from Mountain Rescue Novi Grad for assistance in their response to a mountain accident. A local civilian had fallen approximately 100m from the peak of Vito in the Bjelašnica mountain range. The civilian had sustained injuries to his head and lower limbs. Commander EUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer authorised the deployment of the EUFOR Search and Rescue Alouette Helicopter

EUFOR personnel in the Multinational Battalion are drawn from the armed forces of Austria, Hungary and Turkey. They continually train for a wide range of scenarios and maintain their high level of performance in a wide array of situations. The EUFOR Multinational Battalion recently completed a successful exercise confirming their ability to conduct medical evacuations of personnel via helicopter in a number of complex scenarios.

This morning marks the commencement of a two day visit by a delegation of Polish Armed Forces military leadership to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This delegation is led by General Rajmund Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, and he is accompanied by Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, Polish Armed Forces Operational Commander and members of their staff.

This week, EUFOR personnel from Liaison Observation Teams (LOT) Doboj donated school supplies to children in Primary schools in Dragalovci and Stanic Rijeka. The teachers thanked the EUFOR personnel for their consideration and for the school supplies on behalf of the parents and children of the schools.