Bosnia's Presidency Chairman Zeljko Komsic invited French President Emmanuel Macron to visit the country and witness the situation regarding the returning jihadists and it's counter-terrorism efforts first-hand, during a meeting with French Ambassador Guillaume Rousson. on Friday.
Chairman Komsic had summoned the French Ambassador to a meeting with him and Bosniak Presidency member Sefik Dzaferovic, after French President Emmanuel Macron called Bosnia a ticking time-bomb on the border with Croatia, because of the returning jihadists from foreign battlefields.
The Presidency Chairman familiarised Rousson with exact data from Bosnia and its neighbouring countries on the number of people still on foreign battlefields, the number of killed and prosecuted Bosnian citizens and the number of women and children there.
He underscored that Bosnia is successful in fighting terrorism and extremism as evidenced by remarks from partner states.
Komsic familiarised the Ambassador with the fact that the participation in foreign battlefields of Bosnian nationals is a criminal offence, and presented the number of tries Bosnian nationals who returned from foreign battlefields.
In addition, Komsic stressed that Bosnia did not have a single terrorist attack in recent years.
In the end, Komsic reiterated that Bosnia is aware of the danger of global terrorism and that it is fully committed to fighting this evil.
He concluded that France, as well as all other countries in the world, can count on Bosnia's support in dealing with this issue.