As a part of its wider initiative to support Bosnia and Herzegovina’s response to the coronavirus epidemic, the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina donated protective equipment and sanitizer to the country’s Border Police.

Head of Security Cooperation of the OSCE Mission to BiH Susan Penksa handed over 1,000 face shields and hand sanitizer to senior officers of the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Statement issued by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reads that the OSCE Mission appreciated the efforts of the Border Police, whose officers have faced heightened risk while conducting their work during the pandemic outbreak.

As the borders start to reopen, the role of the Border Police officers will remain critical and it is essential that they have the necessary equipment. We hope that this donation will help them in performing their everyday work in a safe manner” said Penksa.

Meanwhile, Head of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU Special Representative in the country, Ambassador Johann Sattler, will hand over medical equipment intended for healthcare institutions throughout the country.

The equipment - financed by the EU and purchased in line with the EU public procurement standards - includes high-quality respirators manufactured in Sweden, X-ray machines and protective medical equipment.

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