Dacic meets with Bosnian officials

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic stated in Sarajevo that "close attention should be paid to the phenomenon of terrorism."

Source: Tanjug

Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina "must fight this evil together," Dacic, who is visiting the country in his role as OSCE chairperson-in-office, said as he met on Tuesday with Bosnian Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak.

He offered his condolences to the family of a police officer shot dead in a terrorist attack on a police station in Zvornik, RS, on Monday.

"Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are members of the coalition to combat Islamic extremism. Generally, in this sense, it seems to me that both countries have changed their legislation so as that any involvement of these so-called foreign fighters and our countries on other battlefields is deemed as criminal offense," the Fena news agency reported Dacic as saying, and adding

"This act of terrorism is one of the indicators that no matter that many of these people are fighting far from the countries of our region, this phenomenon will still be felt in the region. Therefore, we must devote considerable attention to it, and we will fight terrorism together."

He announced that in the coming months "conferences will be held in Belgrade and Sarajevo on the topic of terrorism."

While in Sarajevo, Dacic also met with members of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency and the chairman of Council of Ministers.

The bilateral relations between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are at a very high level, and Serbia is interested in stability and progress of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dacic and Crnadak concluded.

"It was decided that we will help one another at all levels and work together on making our EU integration as fast as possible," Crnadak said after the meeting.

"A meeting of the Quintet will be held in Brussels on May 19 bringing together, aside from Dacic and myself, the previous chairman of the Council of Europe and two secretary generals of the OSCE and the Council of Europe," Crnadak said, according to Tanjug.


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