Transcript of the International Agencies’ Joint Press Conference

OHR, Oleg Milisic

OSCE, Mershiha Causevic-Podzic

EUPM, Zinaida Ilaria

EUFOR, Jem Thomas



Day 2 and 3 of the High Representative’s
Farewell Tour

The High Representative  is  in Gornji
Vakuf/Uskoplje this morning,  on the second day of his farewell tour ofBosnia and

In GVU, as elsewhere, the High representative is meeting
 he  municipal leaders, as well as opposition leaders , but
he is also meeting informally with citizens  to discuss the
impact on their lives that has been made by changes introduced during the last
three and a half years.

This afternoon the High Representative will travel to

Banja Luka

, where he will meet with
RS officials, including RS President Dragan Cavic, RS Prime Minister Pero
Bukejlovic and RS Finance Minister, Svetlana Cenic and with representatives of
Refugee Associations and refugee families. During his visit to

Banja Luka

, the High Representative
will also meet with SNSD leader Milorad Dodik. 

A number of media opportunities are planned in Banja Luka, and the Media
Advisory that we issues relating to this visit will be available at the end of
this press conference for those of you who may not have seen it already.

At the conclusion of his three-day farewell tour the High Representative will
visit Srebrenica, on Wednesday 25 January 2006.

He will meet Mayor Malkic and representatives of the Association of Mothers
of Srebrenica and pay his respects to the victims of the Srebrenica Massacre, at
the Potocari Memorial Centre.

The High Representative will also visit returnees to Srebrenica with whom he
and his wife, Jane, have stayed in the past.

There will be doorstepper at
, tomorrow, Wednesday 25 January at the Potocari
Memorial Centre.



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Antonio Prlenda, Oslobodjenje

Jem, do you know any outcome of the investigation about Kozarska Dubica, the
cache of the weapons that you found? You know, the three tons of ammunition and
everything – is there anything?

Jem Thomas, EUFOR:

Yes, I can say that the forces up in

Banja Luka

, the Multinational Task
Force North West, have looked at the actual weapons that they uncovered – some
three tons of mortar bombs, mortar shells, one of the biggest cache they found.
So far their investigation is leading to the fact that they may have been their
for some time. All the weapons are in very poor condition. It could have been
there for some years, possibly even going back as far as the war. So that is
currently what we are looking at. A lot of the weapons are unserviceable and
unsafe, so it looks like they were not sitting there ready for someone to grab
them and to cause trouble now.

Antonio Prlenda, Oslobodjenje

Is there any sign on the boxes so that you can find a conclusion that it
belongs to, I don’t know, the RS or anybody else? Or the place where it is made

Jem Thomas, EUFOR:

I can not answer that question at the moment. I have not got those details.
However I can certainly check with North

to see if they have any further