Honing my diplomatic skills in Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, both former Yugoslavian countries. Met with Charg’e d’Affaires John Ginkel at the US Embassy in Serbia. Later in BiH held a bilateral meeting with Bosnian Defense Minister Sifet Podzic to discuss our continued partnership and the overall situation in Eastern Europe. Stopped in to visit Ambassador Mike Murphy at the US Embassy in Sarajevo. His team provided me a comprehensive country brief. Then, numerous activities with my friend Lieutenant General Senad Masovic’ culminating with a semi-formal dinner held in my honor at their BiH Army Hall. These are critical times for BiH and all former Yugoslavian countries. Proud to help them in their continued development and efforts to foster peace.