Reception Celebrating the 14th Anniversary of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Armed Forces

Bosnia and Herzegovina Military Attache to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Col Nedžad Sadiković, with the support of Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ambassador Vanja Filipović, hosted a reception marking the 14th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The reception was held on the 28th December of 2019 at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London. Members of the diplomatic and military-diplomatic corps, UK government officials as well as members of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian community in the UK have attended.

Ambassador Filipović emphasized the importance of the defense reform as well as the Armed Forces as one of the key achievements in our country. In that context, he has thanked the members of the International Community and especially the United Kingdom for their support. He also praised the engagement of the Armed Forces in mission overseas, as well as their assistance to the civilian population in responding to natural disasters.

Colonel Sadiković spoke on the importance of the 14th anniversary, adding that as a country with clear aspiration for NATO membership we have taken many positive steps, but are aware that much work is still ahead of us. He emphasized the need to further build operational capacities, implementation of NATO norms and standards, participation in international mission led by NATO, EU and UN. He has singled out especially good cooperation with the United Kingdom with hope that such cooperation continues and expands