Thursday, October 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 11,2007) - An official delegation of the Police Presidium of the Ministry of Interior of Slovakia, led by Colonel Jan Biz, is visiting Bosnia from 08 to 12 October.

“This is an opportunity to pay a visit to the six members of our contingent and their line managers,” said Colonel Jan Biz. “Our meeting with Ari Sarjanen, EUPM’s Deputy Head of Mission, was very positive. He gave us very good feedback about our contingent’s work and our preliminary decision is to extend our contribution to the European Union Police Mission is European Union's mission in Bosnia (EUPM).”

The three Slovak officials travelled to Bosnia with a new member of the contingent, Elena Benkova, who will join the Regional Office in Sarajevo, and are looking forward to sending new staff members to the mission.

Juraj Smolek, EUPM’s Chief Adviser for the Banja Luka Region and Chief of the Slovak contingent was also very happy about the visit: “Back in 2002, I was actually the first Slovak police officer to be sent to this mission. I am happy to hear that our country will most probably continue to contribute staff to the mission.”

Besides visiting the Main Headquarters in Sarajevo, the Slovak delegation has also paid a visit to their contingent members in Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla.

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