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News / EU donates 150 metal detectors to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Together with high-level military officials from the EU Military Committee, the 27 ambassadors of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union donated 150 metal detectors for the Demining Battalion of the Armed Forces of BiH at the end of their visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The metal detectors were given to the Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina and are the first items delivered as part of an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility which is worth €10 million, and which will also include 34 transport vehicles and 34 medical vehicles.
The EU Peace Facility is a new EU mechanism for building the defence capacity of the EU and the Union’s closest partners. In addition to the assistance measure to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of the Demining Battalion of the BiH Armed Forces, the EU also recently approved an assistance measure worth €6 million to enhance the capacity of the Balkan Medical Taskforce.
The ambassadors welcomed Bosnia and Herzegovina’s cooperation with the EU in foreign affairs, security and defence, which is crucial for mutual stability and prosperity and more important than ever in the face of Russia’s unwarranted aggression against Ukraine. The high-level visit included a meeting with the troops and the commander of EUFOR Althea.
Source: EU Delegation Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photo credits: EU Delegation Bosnia and Herzegovina
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