Bosnia: Austrian General Assumes Position of Commander EUFOR
On 28 March, Major General Anton Waldner, relinquished his position as commander EUFOR in a change of command ceremony held at Camp Butmir near Sarajevo. General James Everard passed the authority of Commander European Union Force to Major General Martin Dorfer who begins his period of command immediately.
Speaking at the ceremony, General Everard praised the outgoing commander Major General Waldner: "I know he would be the first to thank the EU Special Representative who could not be with us today, and all EU member states and partners, and those members of the international community who are working so hard to give Bosnia a bright future. And he would also share credit with all those under his command, but today we thank General Waldner for all he has achieved and we wish him the very best in the future."
Secure, Stable and European Future
On assuming his new position, Major General Martin Dorfer said: "I want the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina to know that I will do my best for them during my time as commander, as will all the personnel of EUFOR. I hope that everyone involved in Bosnia's future security will cooperate and work together with EUFOR and our partner organisations so that together we all keep this country progressing on its path to a secure, stable and European future."