General Claudio Graziano, Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff, was welcomed to EUFOR Headquarters in Sarajevo on Tuesday by Major General Anton Waldner, Commander EUFOR.
The Generals met to discuss Italy’s ongoing contribution to EUFOR and the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This visit will be particularly relevant to General Graziano, as he will become the Chair of the European Union’s Military Committee in November 2018. The EU Military Committee provides advice and guidance on all EU-related military matters. This includes all the EU Operations and Missions, of which EUFOR Operation ALTHEA in BiH is one.
General Graziano was met by a Guard of Honour at EUFOR HQ, comprising soldiers from EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion. He also met Italian military personnel currently serving in EUFOR, who represent their country’s commitment to BiH’s safe and secure environment.
(Source: eufor, written by Lt Cdr Sarah Wetherfiel)