As QUICK RESPONSE 2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) drew towards EndEx, Commander EUFOR released the following statement:-
Commander EUFOR Media Statement, 04 September 2020: EUFOR troops have been deployed right across BiH over the last week on Exercise QUICK RESPONSE 2020 as part of Operation ALTHEA.
Considering the challenges that a global pandemic has brought this year, the deployment of a Multinational Battalion together with over-the-horizon troops demonstrates our absolute commitment. Our commitment is to the safe and secure environment in BiH and we commit to continue to work with our close partners within the AFBiH and the Law Enforcement Agencies of the country.
Our true resolve has been validated by the fact that we have successfully conducted Exercise QUICK RESPONSE 2020 safely under such challenging circumstances.
What EUFOR troops have demonstrated here today and throughout this week is their professional ability to work together in difficult situations to fulfil the EUFOR mandate. Cooperation and collaboration have been the foundations to the success of this Exercise and absolutely proves that EUFOR functions well, whatever the situation.
Footnote. The British contingent on Op ALTHEA / QR2020 was provided by 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) and a Royal Military Police detachment, some of who can be seen in the accompanying EUFOR images. [The British operational name for ALTHEA deployments is ELGIN.]