Transcript of the International Agencies’ Joint Press Conference in Banja Luka

OHR /EUSR  welcomes extention of EUFOR mandate  

OHR /EUSR  welcomes the UN Security Council decision to extend the mandate of EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  This decision is a confirmation of the serious commitment of the International Community towards BiH. Although  the  security situation in  the country  is stable EUFOR will continue to provide reassurance and remain ready to respond to eventual security challenges in the future.  

The  Extension of EUFOR mandate is an opportunity to continue excellent co-operation between the various EU  institutions  in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Earlier this week,  EU Foreign Ministers reiterated that as part of the EU’s overall engagement in BiH, the EU would retain a military presence in the country for as long as necessary in order to continue to contribute to the maintenance of a safe and secure environment.