Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday in Mostar, southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, that he is opposed to a wire fence on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the migrant crisis has once again escalated.
Over the past few weeks, the number of migrants coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased once again, and they are trying to reach European Union members passing through Croatia. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic resigned earlier this week due to a difference in opinion in the ruling coalition with regard to resolving the migrant problem, Hina reports.
Plenkovic, who met on Friday with the leader of the Croatian Democratic Union’s sister party in Bosnia and Herzegovina – HDZ BiH, Dragan Covic, said that the solution cannot lie in building physical obstacles on the border.
“I am opposed to erecting wire fences between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are two neighboring countries directed to each other and a message like that would not be good,” underscored Plenkovic.
He believes that it is key to resolve the migrant crisis on the Greece-Turkey border.