The European Union Peacekeeping Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR) conducted a comprehensive exercise at the Butmir Barracks in the capital Sarajevo, where the air and land capabilities of EUFOR forces were demonstrated.
The exercise, which was attended by soldiers from 22 countries, including Turkish soldiers, was carried out within the scope of the "EUFOR Rapid Response 2023" exercise.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Minister of Defence Zukan Helez, European Union Delegation Chief to Bosnia and Herzegovina Johann Sattler and Turkey’s Ambassador to Sarajevo Sadık Babür Girgin also watched the exercise in which EUFOR’s air and land capabilities as well as its hardware and equipment were exhibited.
EUFOR Commander Major General Helmut Habermayer said in his speech here that they are strong enough to provide the necessary support to ensure a safer and more stable environment, "We are ready to respond to challenges, but military force should always be the last option."
Habermayer pointed out that constructive dialogue and cooperation for the protection of democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina play an important role in improving the security and quality of life of the people of the country.
The "EUFOR Rapid Response 2023" exercise, which started on 11 September across Bosnia and Herzegovina, will continue until 29 September.