Europol, BiH to ink cooperation agreement to combat international crime

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Sarajevo, Aug 24 (IANS) Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the European Police Office (Europol) will sign an Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation here on August 31, media reported on Wednesday.

Director of Europol Rob Wainwright will sign the agreement during his two-day visit to BiH with the Minister of Security of BiH Dragan Mektic, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to BiH Ministry of Security, this will be an extremely important step towards the improvement of cooperation with the countries of the EU in the field of security, especially in combating and investigating serious forms of international crime.

“The agreement will not only enable the exchange of operational information with the Europol member states but also represents a step forward on the European path of BiH,” the ministry said.

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During his visit, the Europol director will also visit the Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of BiH and the State Investigation and Protection Agency.



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