Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Press Release:

Zagreb, 14 March 2019 - MFEA harshly rejects Bosnian security minister’s claims

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs categorically rejects claims and statements made by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Security Minister Dragan Mektić about the alleged “covert operations of Croatian intelligence agents aimed at showing that armed groups of radical Islamists, Salafists, were active in BiH”, as well as the alleged involvement of Croatia’s Consul General in Tuzla Ivan Bandić in said activities.

These completely unfounded and extremely tendentious claims are evidently aimed at compromising the successful cooperation between the two states in the fight against terrorism and at negatively impacting the further development of overall relations between Croatia and BiH as two neighbourly and friendly states.

Croatia, as a member of the UN, EU, NATO and the Council of Europe, remains fully committed to active involvement in combating terrorism and will continue to cooperate to that end with its neighbours and international partners.