The Commander of EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak met with Mr Aleksandar Đorđević, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to BiH at Camp Butmir yesterday afternoon.

EUFOR troops have been deployed right across BiH over the last week on Exercise Quick Response 2020 as part of Operation Althea.

Exercise Quick Response 2020 is taking place concurrently in multiple locations across BiH. In the afternoon of Wednesday 2 September, as part of Exercise Quick Response 2020, a dynamic exercise took place at Sarajevo International Airport, which rehearsed the simulation of attempted airplane hijacking and terrorist attack. This is the fourth year in a row that SIA is taking part in the exercise. Acting Director of the Airport Alan Bajić said that airplane hijacking is one of the hardest terrorist acts and one of the most complex crisis situations and continued: “Airport staff and other participants invested a lot of effort to make sure that exercise is conducted properly. I want to thank everyone who participated in the exercise. Although we hope that we would never have this situation in a real life, it is good to know that we have well trained personnel and procedures”.

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