NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to strengthen their cooperation through defence education activities

  • 16 Apr. 2024 - 17 Apr. 2024
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  • Last updated: 25 Apr. 2024 18:48

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina education and training institutions under the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Security visited NATO Headquarters on 16 and 17 April 2024. The visit was part of the annual review of activities conducted within the framework of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The visiting delegation, the Manager of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme, Pavel Anastasov, and subject matter experts across NATO took stock of the achievements made, set out the priorities for the rest of the year and planned activities for 2025.  “We have made significant progress in helping instructors from Bosnia and Herzegovina improve their skills. We look forward to continue working closely with them as they continue their effort to adopt NATO best practices in the domain of defence education and training,” said Mr Anastasov. 

Colonel Toni Mišić, from the Training and Doctrine Command of the Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina underlined the importance of regular stock-taking and highlighted the added value of NATO’s cooperation through its Defence Education Enhancement Programme. He said: “Since 2019, with the help of NATO and the DEEP programme we have been able to professionalise our officer and non-commissioning officer courses at our institution. We look forward to enhancing our cooperation with NATO in this important area.”

Marko Vujević, Director of the Agency for Education and Professional Training within the Ministry of Security added: “Together with DEEP experts we were able to develop counterterrorism courses in line with NATO’s Counter Terrorism Reference Curricula.”

The visiting delegation also met with several officials from NATO’s International Staff, including with representatives of the Defence Capacity Building Programme, the Building Integrity Programme, and the Science for Peace and Security Programme