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OHR in BiH: Full adherence to the Dayton Peace Agreement

November 24, 2021
During his visit to the US capital, the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schmidt, discussed current political developments and the overall status of peace implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with US officials, the Office of the High Representative (OHR) said Wednesday.
During his meetings on November 22 and 23, with high-ranking State Department and National Security Council officials, including National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, State Department Counselor Derek Chollet, and State Department Under Secretary Victoria Nuland, the High Representative outlined the challenges stemming from the current blockade of political and institutional processes at the state level as well as from irresponsible adventurist initiatives coming from the Republika Srpska (RS) leadership.
“Full adherence to the Dayton Peace Agreement, and constitutional and legal framework of BiH, maintaining institutional functionality, as well as the strengthening of institutional capacities are the main focus of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Preventing the rollback of achievements of the last 26 years is the top priority. A successful response to current challenges will provide Bosnia and Herzegovina with the opportunity to advance on its EU path, which includes fulfilling the objectives and conditions to graduate from international supervision,” said the High Representative Schmidt.
During the visit to Washington DC, Schmidt also met with Alina Iancu, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for BiH, and attended the roundtable discussion “Bosnia and Herzegovina and Stability in the Western Balkans” organized by the Hudson Institute and Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the OHR concluded.
Source:  https://ba.n1info.com/english/news/ohr-in-bih-full-adherence-to-the-dayton-peace-agreement/

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