Minister of Security of B&H, Dragan Mektic, and Minister of Interior of Serbia, Nebojsa Stefanovic, signed the Protocol on cooperation in the field of forensic investigation and expert evaluation in Sarajevo, and the meeting of delegations of these two countries was held before the signing of the agreement.
Mektic said to reporters that this protocol will contribute to the improvement of operational work regarding proving criminal offenses within the context of strengthening of forensic capacities, which is including biological and DNA analysis as well as chemical and toxicological expert assessments.
Delegation of B&H and Serbia, he said, discussed the regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and all other security challenges that these countries are facing with.
“It is impossible to fight against this evil by getting closed inside our national borders. We have to be much more opened, much more transparent, and we should not keep some big secrets from each other. We need to share information on any threats or persons that could be linked to terrorism,” said Mektic.
Minister Stefanovic said that one of the topics of the meeting was the immigrant crisis that hit Serbia. He emphasized that more than 600 thousand people passed through Serbia so far. He also stated that the country, as well as the other countries through which migrants are passing, need answers on the question if there are persons that are potentially interesting due to the security.
“Confronting terrorism and extremism is not a matter of a single country and the fight against it is not possible if we are completely alone, or on the regional level. This requires much wider international cooperation,” stated Minister Stefanovic.