UN Security Council: EUFOR to oversee peace in Bosnia for another year

UN Security Council: EUFOR to oversee peace in Bosnia for another year

UN Security Council: EUFOR to oversee peace in Bosnia for another year Izvor: Reuters/Dado Ruvić

The UN Security Council has renewed the mandate of the multinational force for the stabilisation of peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina – EUFOR, for another 12 months.

The UN Security Council member states called on political parties in the country to form the State-level government, refrain from inflammatory rhetoric, moves or unconstructive policies.

Following the unanimous adoption of Resolution 2496, the Council called on all sides to prioritize the implementation of comprehensive reforms, in line with Bosnia and Herzegovina's European perspective.

The Security Council also called for a commitment to the full cooperation of all institutions involved in the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Agreement, that ended the war in Bosnia.

Operation Althea, formally the European Union Force Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR), is a military deployment in Bosnia to oversee the military implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

In 2007, EUFOR had 600 troops from 22 countries, mostly from the member states of the European Union (EU). There are, however, additional troops from other non-EU member states such as Chile and Turkey.

As of March 2019, the total force of EUFOR are at 600 troops from 20 countries, including EU member states and non-EU "Troop Contributing Countries" (TCC) are present within EUFOR (Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom).

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