Republika Srpska Interior Minister Cadjo Speaks on Security Issues in Two U.S. Cities

Oct 28, 2010, 15:02 ET from Gordan Milosevic, Government of the Republika Srpska

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minister of the Interior of Republika Srpska (RS), Stanislav Cadjo, will visit the United States in November to speak on security and terrorism concerns at two events, in Washington and El Paso. Minister Cadjo will discuss "Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Post-Conflict Societies" on November 4 at the Institute of World Politics in Washington. Minister Cadjo will also deliver a talk on security issues at the Sovereign Challenge Conference put together by the United States Department of Defense in El Paso on November 10.

Under Minister Cadjo's leadership, the RS Ministry of Interior has raised the level of police performance and pursued a visible campaign to increase police accountability; identified financial crime and corruption as a serious problem to be combated; and implemented a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy that has improved the security situation in the Republika Srpska as well as all of Bosnia.  To support these actions and accomplishments, Minister Cadjo has made it a priority to increase information sharing and cooperative action with regional and other international bodies.

Just recently, Minister Cadjo met with officials from the Southeast Europe Cooperative Initiative (SECI) Regional Center for Combating Trans-Border Crime located in Bucharest, Romania. The SECI Center Bucharest is an organization that brings together police and customs authorities from 13 member countries in southeastern Europe. The RS has worked cooperatively through the Center to combat regional crime such as human trafficking. The Center recently underscored that the number of human trafficking victims dropped 21 percent since 2008. Minister Cadjo indicated that he supported stiffer punishments for traffickers and is a proponent in general for closer cooperation between security officials, prosecutors and the courts.

Before his appointment as Minister of Interior, Stanislav Cadjo was a director of ODP Tehnogas. He holds a law degree from the University of Banja Luka. He is married and has two children.

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SOURCE Gordan Milosevic, Government of the Republika Srpska