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Bosnia plans to sign Readmission Agreements with Countries from which a Majority of Migrants come

Selmo Cikotic, Minister of Security, Minister of Civil Affairs Ankica Gudeljevic, and Minister of Human Rights and Refugees, Milos Lucic discussed yesterday the establishment of more efficient coordination in handling the migrant situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

”In the upcoming period, besides the additional border protection measures, it is planned to sign readmission agreements with the countries from which the largest number of migrants come. It will enable their return to countries of origin, but also be a preventive measure for stopping migrants from using BiH as transit to European Union (EU) countries, ” it was said from the Ministry of Security.

The current situation, migration flows, and main challenges in this area, which have become a humanitarian and security challenge for the whole of Europe, were presented at this meeting.

It was discussed the implementation of the adopted migration management plan, and the involvement of all relevant ministries in resolving migration, in order for BiH to respond to this problem as readily as possible.

The statement added that twice fewer migrants were registered last year than in the year before that, thanks to measures taken to prevent illegal migration and a coronavirus pandemic that reduced the movement of migrants.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the Ministry of Security of BiH announced.

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