The Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Selmo Cikotic spoke with Commander EUFOR Major General Reinhard Trischak about BiH’s security challenges and the cooperation of his ministry with the EU-led international peacekeeping force. The Force Commander of the European Union Forces in BiH was the first international official who met Minister Cikotic in his office.
Good relationships and cooperation between local agencies and international actors such as EUFOR is key to deal with present-day issues, such as illegal migration, border security, or returning fighters from foreign battlefields. Mutual information exchange and joint activities contribute significantly to the management of the overall security situation.
The EUFOR-let Exercise Quick Response will be held soon as one of the joint activities with BiH Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of BiH, testing contingency plans and the coordinated rapid response to potential security threats that BiH could face. Planning for Exercise Quick Response 2020 remain in development however the final execution remains dependant on the developing epidemiological situation.