Saturday, December 8, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 8,2007) - The President of the Bosnian Presidency Željko Komšić and a member of the Bosnian Presidency Dr Haris Silajdžić held a meeting in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo with Brigadier General Ignacio Villalain, the newly appointed Commander of the European Union Force in Bosnia (EUFOR)

“Your success in the mission in our country is also a success of Bosnia. Your presence here is a help to Bosnia on its way to the European integration, the European Union and NATO”, said the Bosnian President Željko Komšić and added that the Bosnian state institutions would support EUFOR in successfully completing its mission, peacefully and safely.

“The defense domain is under the Bosnian Presidency’s jurisdiction, so you can count on our support as a chief commander of the Bosnian Army”, President Komšić emphasized.

“Today, we have a very important task – preserving the peace and the stability in Bosnia. EUFOR has a very important role in it”, said a member of the Bosnian Presidency Dr Haris Silajdžić.

According to Silajdžić, it is especially important to achieve a full cooperation between EUFOR and the Bosnian state institutions.

“The EUFOR mission is to maintain a secure and a stable environment. We are paying attention to all information because our goal is to have a successful mission”, said Brigadier General Ignacio Martin Villalain, the EUFOR Commander.

He underlined that one of his priorities is preserving the stability in Bosnia and that EUFOR would complete its mission.

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