The decision on which category of BiH citizens will in the middle of this year be the first one to receive the testing biometric passports has not been adopted yet, has been confirmed yesterday for "Dnevni avaz" by the State Minister of Civil Affairs, Sredoje Nović.

However, in the Ministry we find out that the decisions that among the first owners of the new BiH passports should become athletes and diplomats, is very close. But, everyone is adding that the decision has not been adopted yet and that it is too early to talk about it.

The Minister Nović says that he will today meet with the ministers of the internal affairs in our country, with whom he will also talk about the conditions of electronic bonding of master offices in the whole BiH, by which the system of the CIPS would be totally closed, or entering the false data into the database will be avoided. This meeting will also be attended by the chief of the European Commission Delegation in BiH, Dimitris Kourkoulas.

– Much more important than the date of beginning of issuing the first biometric passports is their security and that is the basis for the process of abolishing the visa regime to the BiH citizens – minister Nović has said.

In the Ministry they add that BiH may not let the omissions on the new documents, because that would cost us our further postponing of the abolishment of visa regime where currently the key condition is the introduction of safe – biometric passports.