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OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MoI GENDARMERIE UNIT

| Banja Luka | Tuesday, 24/09/2019

      The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior organized today on the premises of the Training Centre in Banja Luka official presentation and muster of the Gendarmerie Unit. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Interior, Mr Dragan Lukac, the Republic of Srpska President, Ms Zeljka Cvijanovic, the Republic of Srpska Prime Minister, Mr Radovan Viskovic, Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Mr Milorad Dodik, Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska, Mr Nedeljko Cubrilovic, RS Police Director, Mr Darko Culum, and other members of the public.
      Minister Lukac pointed out that the Gendarmerie Unit was ready to intervene and defend any citizen from any attack against his life or property, and that that was the only purpose of its establishment. He added that the Ministry was in the process of selecting people who will be admitted in the Gendarmerie Unit and that they would continue with the training and equipping the Unit in accordance with the world standards, providing them everything this type of unit would need in order to respond to the assignments ahead of them.

      The Republic of Srpska President, Ms Zeljka Cvijanovic, said that this was a huge step forward in building the capacities of the RS MoI and the Republic of Srpska stability. She emphasized that the Police and the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior were and should be ready and able to cooperate with everyone in BiH and at international level in order to protect the security of the Republic of Srpska security, as well as to help resolving regional security issues.
      The Republic of Srpska Prime Minister, Mr Radovan Viskovic, said that this was a historic moment for the Republic of Srpska, and that the 2020 RS budget would include significant resources for the needs of this Unit, and the Government would staff the Unit and provide material and technical support in accordance with the necessary standards.

     
Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Mr Milorad Dodik, stated that, by establishing the Gendarmerie Unit of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior, the Republic of Srpska was sending the message of stability and peace as its priorities. He emphasized that the formation of the Gendarmerie Unit represented the commitment of the Republic of Srpska to strengthen its capacities and heighten the citizens’ sense of security.
       The establishment of the Gendarmerie Unit was the result of reorganizing the Support Unit of the RS MoI, for the purpose of fast and efficient response to security challenges.