President visits Polish military contingent in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Polish President Andrzej Duda, on a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, met with soldiers from Polish Military Contingent of EUFOR Althea, an EU international peacekeeping mission, stationed at Camp Butmir in Sarajevo. The president was accompanied by the head of BBN minister Paweł Soloch.
During the visit, the Polish president underlined the mission's importance for stability and peace in the region.
"Thanks to your service there is peace and normal life today in this land, still full of pain, which has so many remains of that conflict from 20 years ago," Duda said. He added that, though an advisory and training mission, it is also important for the region's stability.
Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, accompanying the president, pointed out that the service of Polish soldiers "is very well received by local communities, regardless of their nationality." "This is proof of your professionalism," he added.
The president and minister presented decorations to distinguished soldiers.