The Head Office of Border Police of BiH, Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) received specialist equipment for document checks worth BAM 220 000, donated by the State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland. The equipment was procured with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
An increasing challenge for Border Police of BiH is the detection of forged personal documents and false identities. The donated specialist equipment will contribute to the fight against various forms of forgery and abuse of documents, more effective protection of the state border and increase of general security.
The donation was handed over to Dragan Kulić, BP BiH Assistant Director for Organization and Operations, by Chantal Felder, Deputy Director for Cooperation at the Swiss Embassy in BiH. The handover was also attended by Peter Van der Auweraert, Head of the IOM Mission in BiH, as well as Head of the Cabinet of the Director of Border Police of BiH, Radiša Samardžija.
“Document checks equipment will help Border Police to raise the level of security in the country. This donation was provided within the migration partnership between BiH and Switzerland, which our two countries have been successfully maintaining since 2009. Switzerland will continue to support BiH in these challenging times”, said Chantal Felder, Deputy Director for Cooperation.
Assistant Director for Organization and Operations, Dragan Kulić, thanked the State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland for the donation. “Members of BP BiH face an increased level of risk in performing their duties, especially during the migrant crisis, and it is essential that they have sufficient adequate equipment to more effectively protect the state border. I would like to thank the State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland, as well as the Director for Cooperation at the Swiss Embassy in BiH, Chantal Felder, and Peter Van der Auweraert, Head of the IOM Mission in BiH, for donating specialist equipment to Border Police of BiH. We believe that such successful cooperation, as before, shall continue”, emphasised Assistant Director Dragan Kulić.