Bosnian army chief of staff says no fear of armament of neighbouring countries

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Anto Jelec, said Bosnia and Herzegovina did not fear a new armament of the neighbouring countries, underscoring that there was an agreement guaranteeing mutual supervision and that all countries have their status within NATO.

"Given the agreement on the subregional supervision of armament which clearly defines how much arms Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro can have, there is no reason for fear and panic," Jelec said in an interview carried by the Faktor daily which hit news-stands on Thursday.

He explained that there was a supervision and inspection system between the four countries and that not a single country in the neighbourhood had reached the limit when it came to the amount of arms it possessed. 

"Croatia is a member of NATO, Serbia is part of the Partnership for Peace. Montenegro has received an invitation to joint NATO and we expect the activation of the Membership Action Plan and all of this is an additional guarantee of security in this part of Europe," Jelec said.

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