Balkan medical task force hand over-take over ceremony

Hand over-Take over (HOTO) Ceremony of BMTF Steering Board (SB) Chairman and BMTF Standing Organization took a place on 30 June 2022 at “Ilinden” Barracks in Skopje.

The ceremony was attended by BMTF participating nations representatives, Army of the Republic of North Macedonia and South-Eastern European Brigade (SEEBRIG). Delegation of Ministry of Defense of Republic of North Macedonia was led by Deputy Minister of Defense, Mr. Bashkim Hasani, and Deputy Chief Of Defense  MG Azim Nuredini. Delegation of Republic of Slovenia was led by Deputy Chief of Staff BG Anže Rode. Other BMTF Participating Nations were represented by Ambassadors, Deputy Heads of Diplomatic Mission, Military Attachés, SB members. In addition to this, BMTF partner nations representatives from Kingdom of Norway and The United States of America also attended the ceremony.

During the ceremony two mayor positions in leadership of the BMTF were subject of HOTO.

Mr. Robert Stražišar (SVN) handed over position of BMTF SB Chairman to COL Zlatko Bogosavljević (SRB). COL Zaim Shkrijelj (MKD) handed over position of BMTF Commander to LTC Igor Stergar (SVN).

Concurrently with HOTO of leadership positions, rotation process of Framework Nation is done. Slovenian Armed Forces took (SAF) position as a Framework Nation from Army of Republic of North Macedonia. The rotation process includes change of most of positions in BMTF SO between these two nations.