Wednesday, November 21, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 21,2007) – The German Government donated 300.000 EUR to the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICPM) for the purpose of supporting the process of search for the missing persons in Bosnia.

On that occasion, the German Ambassador to Bosnia Michael Schmunk visited the ICMP DNA Lab on Monday in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and signed an agreement on donation together with the ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger.

Ambassador Schmunk emphasized that the support to the process of search for the missing persons will contribute strengthening of trust in Bosnia, as well as peace and stabilization of situation in the region.

German Ambassador emphasized his country’s readiness to keep supporting the ICMP mission.

ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger thanked the Ambassador for the donation and stated that Germany has been involved in the process of search of the missing persons for five years.

She added that the donation will be aimed to strengthen the capacities of Bosnia in the processes of exhumations and identifications of genocide victims.

Out of 30.000 registered missing persons in Bosnia, 13.000 of them are still considered missing.

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