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COM EUFOR Presents the Althea Medal to 143 Personnel

Szöveg: |  2016. december 15. 9:00

On 13 Dec 16 COM EUFOR, Major General Friedrich Schrötter, presided over a medal parade at EUFOR Headquarters in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. He presented the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal Althea to 143 service personnel from 5 different nations and thanked them for their dedicated service in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also used the occasion to present a commendation to the AIROPS Chief.

Major General Schrötter stated “I note the large numbers on parade today with a total of 143 personnel. I am particularly pleased to see EUFOR personnel from five of our troop-contributing nations present: Austria, Finland, Hungary, Ireland and Turkey. Each one of you represents a practical and positive affirmation of support from your governments and your armed forces to EUFOR and to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina."

The EUFOR Operation Althea is currently made up of soldiers from 15 EU member states and 5 partner nations. Its primary roles are to provide capacity building and training support to the Armed Forces of BiH and to support BiH efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment, whilst providing support to the overall EU comprehensive strategy for BiH.