Brunssum, The Netherlands – Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, Chief of the German Army, met with General Jörg Vollmer, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) on 3rd June.
Both Generals used the opportunity for a bilateral talk. General Mais met with JFCBS' chain of command and specialists to conduct discussions and briefings on various topics of interest with respect to common commitments, e.g. enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic Sea region, the contribution for the German Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) 2023 and the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. Particularly the Hindu Kush mission needed an extensive exchange of views as the mission is marked by the withdrawal of the troops that summer.
Overall, the visit provided a comprehensive understanding of the current situation on the ground and expectations for the future.
General Vollmer stated; "The German Forces are an important partner in NATO's north-eastern flank as a framework nation within the eFP Battle Group Lithuania and has been in charge in Northern Afghanistan since the beginning. It is therefore of utmost importance to discuss and synchronise the upcoming phases in both Afghanistan and the Baltic States."