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President Pahor visited Slovenian soldiers at the Butmir Military Base

Sarajevo, 28. 5. 2016 | press release, Brdo Brijuni Process

President of Slovenia Borut Pahor began his visit to Sarajevo, where a meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders will take place, by visiting the Butmir Military Base. There, he met with Slovenian soldiers and commanders of international units deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Upon arriving at the base, Pahor first met with the EUFOR commander in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Major General Friedrich Schrötter, and later also with the NATO commander in Sarajevo, Brigadier General Giselle Wilz. At the military base, President also met with members of the Slovenian Armed Forces performing tasks within the EUFOR Althea operation and at the Nato command base in Sarajevo.

In the afternoon, President Pahor attended a bilateral meeting, where he met with President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić, with whom he discussed the current situation in the neighbouring region of the Western Balkans.

Pahor and other leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process are also attending the plenary panel of the Summit 100 conference, and tomorrow the official part of the meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders will begin in Sarajevo. This time, the high-level meeting is hosted by Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović. Upon invitation from Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the meeting will also be attended by President of Albania Bujar Nishani, President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi, President of FYR Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, and President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić. President of the Republic of Italy Sergio Mattarella will be an honorary guest at the meeting.

President of Slovenia Borut Pahor began his visit to Sarajevo, where a meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders will take place, by visiting the Butmir Military Base
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA