Portugal Troops rejoin EUFOR in BiH

Despite the heavy clouds over Sarajevo, spirits were high in Camp Butmir on Wednesday 27 March with the official flag-raising ceremony to mark the occasion of Portugal re-joining EUFOR.

In attendance were members of the EUFOR mission representing all 20 troop-contributing countries, COMEUFOR, Major General Martin Dorfer, and Chief of Staff NHQSa, Colonel Tibor Papp.

Portugal has contributed a member of its Gendarmerie to the EUFOR mission, Chief Sergeant Daniel Ribeiro

Formally welcoming him into the EUFOR mission, COMEUFOR said: “Chief Sergeant Ribeiro, your nation has a proud record of service here in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it now falls to you to lead it on. I have full confidence that you will”.

Bringing the ceremony to a close, COMEUFOR added: “I look forward to Portugal adding to the significant contribution that all Troop Contributing Countries within EUFOR make”.

With Portugal re-joining EUFOR, it brings the total of troop-contributing countries to 20, with 15 from EU countries, and 5 from non-EU countries.

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