Austrian, Bosnian ministers say migrant crisis can be resolved through unified approach


Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner and Bosnia and Herzegovina Security Minister Dragan Mektic have said that the crisis caused by the influx of a large number of refugees in Europe can be resolved only by a unified approach of all countries hit by this problem, according to a statement issued in Sarajevo on Monday.

Mikl-Leitner met Mektic behing closed doors during her working visit to Bosnia. The Bosnian Security Ministry issued a statement saying that the meeting focused on the problem of refugees arriving from the Middle East.

Unlike Austria, which has been on the main refugee transit route for weeks, Bosnia has been spared.

Bosnian authorities have said they have been carefully monitoring the situation and conducting preparations for facing a possible migrant wave, but added that Bosnia was not facing the threat of a possible re-routing of the refugee flow.