Croatian Deputy Foreign and European Affairs Minister Josko Klisovic said in Mostar on Thursday that Croatia would certainly not oversee Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to possible terrorist threats as was recently speculated by Croatian media.
"Croatia considers Bosnia and Herzegovina (B-H) as a sovereign state and as such Croatia will not oversee B-H. What Croatia can do is to cooperate as a partner with the intelligence community in B-H and with government bodies responsible for intelligence in an effort to prevent terrorism and to increase overall security in our region," Klisovic told reporters after a meeting of country participants in the American-Adriatic Charter.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak assessed that institutions in that country were capable of dealing with the challenges of terrorism.
The American-Adriatic Charter is an association comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and the USA, and they all condemned the recent terrorist attacks in B-H, Europe and around the world and confirmed their resoluteness in the global fight against terrorism and the Islamic State terrorist organisation and agreed to stronger cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Apart from Crnadak and Klisovic, today's meeting involved Montenegro's Foreign Minister Igor Luksic, Director of the US State Department's Office of South Central European Affairs Thomas Yazdgerdi, Macedonian Deputy Foreign Minister Dragana Kiprijanovska and Albania's Deputy Foreign Minister Odeta Barballushi.