Major General David Tabor, Commander of United States Special Operations Command Europe met with leaders and representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 25 to 28, 2021, to discuss continued collaboration and partnership between the US and Bosnia and Herzegovina while sustaining a safe and secure environment in the Balkans, US Embassy said Tuesday.
The visit included a series of key leader engagements throughout the country. Major General Tabor met with the Armed Forces of BiH, State Investigation and Protection Agency, entity ministries of interior, and police forces. He held conversations about modernization and future training opportunities. The meetings covered topics including Bosnia and Herzegovina’s contribution of troops to both NATO and UN missions, the development of the Armed Forces of BiH Media Information Center, and cooperation between SOCEUR Civil Affairs and BiH authorities.
“These meetings underscore the significant contributions of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the safety and security of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s citizens, said Maj. Gen. Tabor. “Having the capabilities to effectively train and prepare for any number of challenges demonstrates the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ability to act quickly and effectively to support citizens in any scenario.”
During the course of the trip, Maj. Gen. Tabor met with the Deputy Chief of Defense for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maj. Gen. Ivica Jerkic, Commander of the Special Service Unit of the State Investigation and Protection Agency, Enes Karic, Commandant Assistant of Special Support Unit of the State Investigation and Protection Agency, Dalibor Milosevic, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Minister of Interior Aljosa Campara, Deputy Director for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Police Ensad Korman, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Interior Special Unit Commander Mustafa Selmanovic, Republika Srpska Minister of Interior Dragan Lukac, and Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior Special Anti-Terror Unit Commander Goran Balaban.