The Deputy Director of the Service for Foreign Affairs, Mirsad Buzar, today received a delegation from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, led by the Director General of the Department for Eastern Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Sikder Bodiruzzaman, and consisting of representatives the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the Embassy of Bangladesh in The Hague.
They discussed the current trends of irregular migration in the region, and the current migration challenges facing Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Deputy Buzar highlighted the problem of a significant increase in the number of irregular arrivals on the Western Balkans route during 2022 as one of the most critical when it comes to the influx of migrants.
He reminded that precisely the process of return and readmission is an important part of the comprehensive and effective migration policy of the European Union, the importance of which was also recognized by Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the meeting, special emphasis was placed on cooperation in the procedures for determining the identity of migrants from Bangladesh and their return to their home country.
The delegation of Bangladesh expressed its full readiness for cooperation in these procedures, and it was concluded that in the coming period both parties will pay attention to the improvement of cooperation.
During the visit to our country, the delegation of Bangladesh established the identity of a group of Bangladeshi citizens illegally staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina and issued them passports, and the Service for Foreigners will start the procedure for their removal to their home country, the service announced.