Rasmussen: NATO Alliance ready to help BiH

Sarajevo – NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after a meeting with the BiH Presidency that NATO and its allies are ready to help BiH, which was severely hit by flooding.

Rasmussen expressed his condolence to the families of those killed in this natural disaster and said that NATO has already received a request for helicopters, boats, drinking water, funds…

He said that in coordination with the EU, NATO is trying to help as the stability and future of BiH are very important.

The Chairman of the BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said that he had a good meeting with Rasmussen and his team, and that efforts to prevent epidemics and contamination of ground waters will be the priority in the coming days, which is why he requested aid in the form of mobile incinerators for animals carcasses.

“The great problem is mines which flood waters displaced,” Izetbegovic told reporters in Sarajevo.