As Chair of the OSCE Forum for Security CoOSCE Forum for Security Co-operation FSC and in partnership with the OSCE MissionOSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 22 March in Vienna, Bosnia and Herzegovina BiH organized a side event Strengthening Regional Co-operation on Parliamentary Oversight of Defence and Security in Southeast Europe.
Building on OSCE's record of engagement on good governance and parliamentary oversight of the security and defence sectors in OSCE participating states, the high-level event helped chart the course toward revitalizing regional co-operation and exchange among parliamentary bodies overseeing the work of military, police, intelligence, and the security and defence sectors.
Ambassador Sini a Bencun, Permanent Representative of BiH to the UN, OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna highlighted that in South-Eastern Europe SEE despite tensions, we maintain political and technical dialogue, but we recognize that dialogue is the only right way forward. parliamentary oversight and democratic control is an important aspect of state security, but it also allows for human security and wellbeing. Dr. Susan Penksa, head of the Department of Security Co-operation of the OSCE MissionOSCE Mission in BiH, said. I would like to thank the FSC Chair for their valuable support and commend the strong commitment of Bosnia and Herzegovina to regional trust-building and security cooperation. She added.