The Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, and the Chairman of the AMBER Alert Europe Foundation, Frank Hoen, signed the Memorandum of Understanding in Belgrade today, with the aim to significantly improve activities in the area of finding missing children.
“The safety of our citizens and the safety of our children in particular, is one of the priorities of the Ministry of the Interior. In the world we live in, in the world of many challenges, in the world where you can never be sure enough that you have done everything you could to save your youngest and dearest, the initiative of AMBER Alert is precious, valuable and important,” said the Minister of the Interior Vulin upon signing the Memorandum.
The Minister of the Interior Aleksandar Vulin said that he was grateful to AMBER Alert for the opportunity to learn from each other, to organize various training courses, to recognize best practices and to use the experience of other police forces and other organizations to improve our capacities when it comes to searching for missing persons and missing children.
According to the Serbian Minister of the Interior, there is nothing more disturbing than news of a missing child and when that happens, you ask the state, society, God to do everything to make the one you love come back quickly.
“AMBER Alert is another way to keep our beloved safe and it is good to know that whatever happens there is this tool, mechanism, possibility to solve their disappearance and to return them to where they belong, to their families, where they are safest and most beloved”, said Minister Vulin.
Minister Vulin pointed out that the Ministry of the Interior is fully committed to the fight for the safety of each of our citizens, and especially to the fight for the safety of each of our children.
As of today, the AMBER Alert Europe website and their official communication will proudly feature the emblem of the Ministry of the Interior as one of 43 members, and the emblem of the AMBER Alert Europe Foundation will also be displayed on our website as a sign that we have adopted the best practice and that “we are doing our best to protect every child and the safety of each and every citizen” said the Minister of the Interior, Aleksandar Vulin.
The Chairman of the AMBER Alert Europe Foundation, Frank Hoen, expressed satisfaction with the signed Memorandum, which, as he pointed out, will reinforce the existing relationship with Serbia on missing children and child alerting.
“This agreement sends a strong signal of Serbia’s commitment to the AMBER Alert project, and I believe it will contribute to strengthening its position in the area of missing persons. Truly, I think that Serbia is leading the region in this and I look forward to cooperating with you, because we can learn a lot from each other,” Hoen said.