Bratislava, Slovakia - 20/21 September General Salvatore
Farina, Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, met with General Milan Maxim,
the Slovak Chief of General Staff.
Amongst a number of other issues the following topics
were discussed: Slovakian Armed Forces current/future operations; the status of
the Slovak Armed Forces' capability development program (which will incorporate
an adjustment to embrace western military equipment and process); and
Slovakia's role as a member of the Visegrad Four - a cultural and political
alliance of four Central European states– the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia –
for the purposes of furthering their European integration, as well as for advancing military,
economic and energy cooperation with one another.
General Farina also enjoyed office calls with the
Minister of Defence, Mr Peter Gajdos, the deputy Chief of Defence, Lieutenant
General Pavel Macko, and the Defence State Secretary, Mr Robert Ondrejcsak.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office