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Commander of the European Union operation Althea visits BiH Armed Forces


SARAJEVO, May 20 (FENA) - Deputy Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of BiH, Major General Ivica Jerkić and Major General Gojko Knežević received today the Commander of European Union Operations - Operation Althea, Lieutenant General Brice Houdet, who is also Deputy Chief of the Allied Command the power of Europe (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe – SHAPE). 


During the meeting, they discussed the current security situation in the region and the world, the participation and engagement of members of the BiH Armed Forces in the EU, UN and NATO peacekeeping missions and operations.

They also discussed current and future activities of the BiH Armed Forces in cooperation with EUFOR, as well as joint activities that contribute to improving the capacity and operational capabilities of the BiH Armed Forces, and thus the overall development of BiH on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration.

On this occasion, General Jerkić thanked EUFOR for the very successful cooperation so far, and expressed hope for the continuation of high-level cooperation in the future, through further implementation of training and conducting joint military exercises, but also other important activities such as support for the process of destruction of surplus weapons and ammunition, humanitarian demining, and activities that contribute to the development of regional cooperation.

General Houdet stressed the importance of continuing the implementation of the EU's comprehensive strategy for BiH, as well as its commitment to ensuring a secure environment in the country, especially by supporting the BiH authorities, and participating in trainings and exercises with the BiH Armed Forces, announced the BiH Ministry of Defense.

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