SECNAV Meets with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Defense

Story Number: NNS150622-06Release Date: 6/22/2015 9:53:00 AM
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From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Defense Zekerijah Osmic during an official visit to the Balkan nation June 22.

During the meeting, Mabus discussed regional security issues and underscored the importance of the Navy and Marine Corps' partnership with the armed forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"We are committed to ensuring security and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkan region," said Mabus. "I am hopeful that we will be able to continue the engagements between our militaries that, through partnership, enhance this security."

While in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mabus also met with U.S. explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) Sailors conducting training with members of the partner nation's armed forces.

Mabus' stop in Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to meet with Sailors and Marines and civilian and military officials.

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