OSCE donates protective equipment to Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as a part of its wider initiative to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in its pandemic response provided, on 21 May 2020 in Sarajevo, protective equipment and sanitizer for the BiH Border Police.

Dr. Susan Penksa, Head of Security Co-operation of the OSCE Mission to BiH handed over the donation of 1,000 face shields and hand sanitizer to Radiša Samardžija, Chief of Staff and Ismet Taslaman, Acting Head of the Administration Department at the BiH Border Police.

Dr. Penksa emphasized that the OSCE Mission to BiH appreciates the efforts of the BiH Border Police, whose officers have faced heightened risk conducting their work during the pandemic outbreak. “As the borders start to reopen, the role of the Border Police officers will remain critical and it is essential that they have the necessary equipment. We hope that this donation will help them in performing their everyday work in a safe manner,” said Penksa.