Ferguson: SIPA is Important Agency for Great Britain

Ambassador of Great Britain to B&H H.E. Edward Ferguson and Military Attaché of Great Britain Colonel Paul Marshall visited the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) and met with SIPA Director Goran Zubac. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director Đuro Knežević, Assistant Director Anđelko Hrgić and Acting Commander of SIPA Special Support Unit Jovica Mirosavljević.

Since it was the first visit of the British Ambassador in BiH, the meeting discussed all aspects of the Agency's work, competence, organisational structure, and its role in the security system of B&H.

Ambassador Ferguson thanked for the meeting and commended the activities of SIPA in the fight against the most complex types of crime. “SIPA is an important agency for Great Britain and your priorities are ours as well”, Ferguson said.The SIPA Director presented results of the major investigations and operations of SIPA in the fight against the most complex types of crimes in B&H and reminded of his initial statements by which he had announced extensive operations against the most serious types of crime, which were carried out. He also pointed out that SIPA works seriously as it is fast and operative and always ready to act. As such, it has become an important subject of international police cooperation and equally participates in joint investigation teams with other European police agencies. Director Zubac said that the priorities of the Agency are fight against organised crime, terrorism, serious financial crime and corruption, as well as war crimes and that SIPA will be even more powerful in the future. He stressed that the law is the same for all and that SIPA without any dilemma handles all those violating it.

Accompanied by Director Zubac and his closest associates, the British Delegation toured the premises of the Agency’s HQ and visited main organisational units.

The participants of the meeting expressed their mutual satisfaction with the successful cooperation, which will be continued in the future.