At the meeting held on Wednesday in Sarajevo, members of the Operational Staff for Migration Issues in Bosnia-Herzegovina discussed the current situation in this area and discussed a plan for managing the migrant crisis in BiH.
The meeting was attended by representatives of all relevant ministries and institutions from the state level, entity headquarters for migration and Brcko district, police commissioners of Una Sana and Sarajevo Canton and international organizations, Avaz news portal reports.
The meeting was also attended by BiH Minister of Security Fahrudin Radoncic, who announced a new approach to managing illegal migration in BiH. He emphasized that the care of migrants can not only be a problem for the BiH Ministry of Security, but for all institutions and levels of government in BiH.
He stressed that the focus will be on more efficient border control and prevention of entry of illegal migrants in BiH, strengthening the capacities of the BiH Border Police and the BiH Foreign Affairs Service, but also announced talks with the Ministers of Interior of neighboring countries on joint resolution of this problem.
Members of the Operational Headquarters also agreed to hold a special thematic session to prepare a new Strategy and an updated plan for the effective management of the migrant crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in which our country will assume sovereignty over governance and the humanitarian and security dimensions of the problem. It was noted that due to weather conditions, the number of arrivals of illegal migrants in BiH has been reduced, and there are currently almost 5,500 in reception centers.