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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4088, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing via NATO to Operation Althea (the European Union Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina); and whether any military contingent will be of equal size to that previously provided.

Answered on

22 November 2021

Earlier this month, the United Nations Security Council authorised the EU stabilisation force's (EUFOR) mandate for a further 12 months. Although the UK no longer participates in EUFOR following our withdrawal from the European Union, we liaise closely with Commander EUFOR and his team. We also support the NATO HQ in Sarajevo including though the secondment of UK staff officers, who are playing an important role in building the capacity of the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Armed Forces. Further discussions of how to support stability in BiH will take place at the upcoming NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Riga, which the Foreign Secretary will attend.