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Today the Commander European Union Force (COM EUFOR), Major General Johann Luif visited the newly appointed Director of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) Mr Perica Stanić, in Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

The Director updated COM EUFOR on the Agency’s current priorities and plans ahead. The Director also stressed the need for a continued uncompromising approach to the fight against terrorism, with a focus on prevention such as that seen during the recent Operation DAMASK 4.

Congratulating the Director on his recent appointment, COM EUFOR stressed that EUFOR would continue to support SIPA’s work and that sustained mutual coordination and the exchange of relevant information is key. COM EUFOR also stated that EUFOR appreciated SIPA’s continued efforts against all aspects of crime in and its efforts as a state-level agency to maintain the rule of law in BiH.

Director of SIPA, Mr Perica Stanić (left) welcomes COM EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif (right)

The Director thanked COM EUFOR for EUFOR’s continued support of SIPA’s important mission. SIPA’s mission continues to be the efficient prevention of terrorism, organised crime, serious financial crime and corruption. SIPA protects BiH citizens through the enhancement of their sense of security and trust in the security system, strengthening cooperation with the public and other law enforcement agencies.

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