Tuesday, October 23, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 23,2007) – The United States supports the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia (OHR) recently announced measures regarding the strengthening of the functionality of the Bosnian state institutions in the framework of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

“As Ambassador English stated during an October 17 press conference, the U.S. Government is disturbed by the current lack of local political consensus and increased reliance on nationalist rhetoric.The International Community's High Representative in Bosnia has the authority to address the situation in Bosnia.The United States fully supports him as he does so.We expect all parties to respect and abide by the High Representative’s decisions and carry out their responsibilities under Dayton”, US Embassy to Bosnia said.

The British Ambassador to Bosnia Matthew Rycroft also said in Sarajevo that Great Britain fully supports all measures that have been announced and are planned by the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak.

“It is the High Representative who has taken measures at this time, but it is not excluded that individual states will also take certain measures in the future, but we have still not reached this point”, Ambassador Rycroft said at the session of the Association of Independent Intellectuals “Krug 99” in Sarajevo.

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