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Hungarian Minister of Defence visits EUFOR

EUFOR commander, Major General Anton Waldner, with the Hungarian Minister of Defence István Simicsko; Photo: EUFOR

Hungarian Minister of Defence, István Simicsko, visited the Headquarters of the European Union Force (EUFOR) on Monday.

Commander of EUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner, welcomed the Hungarian Minister to Camp Butmir. He was accompanied during his visit by the Hungarian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jozsef Negyesi and Hungarian Chief of Defence, General Tibor Benko.

During an Office Call with Major General Anton Waldner, they spoke about EUFOR’s mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Capacity Building and Training programme for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Major General Waldner took the opportunity to thank the delegation for the continued support of the Hungarian Armed Forces and also praised the professionalism of the troops serving in the mission.

EUFOR Operation Althea is currently made up of soldiers from 14 EU member states and 5 partner nations. EUFOR’s mission is to contribute to the maintenance and stability of a safe and secure Environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to promote a climate in which the peace process can continue.

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