ESDP: MILITARY OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH FYROM
Letter from Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, Minister
for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Chairman
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has
offered to supply two helicopters to the EU Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Operation Commander and the PSC are keen to accept the offer
given the shortage of helicopters available to the operation.
In order to facilitate acceptance of this offer the EU is preparing
a Partnership Agreement with Macedonia based on the standard Framework
Partnership Agreement. This agreement takes into account all previous
Council Decisions relevant to Operation ALTHEA.
Once the helicopters are deployed the number
of non-EU countries participating alongside the 22 EU Member States
in the operation will increase to 12.
14 June 2006