Ambassadors: Time has come to fulfil citizens' longing for better future

NEWS 20.11.2020 12:46
Source: OHR

The Peace Implementation Council Steering Board and the Board of Principals extended congratulations to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 25th anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace, stating that this document succeeded in ending the war but that the time has come to fulfil the citizens' longing for a better and prosperous future.

The Agreement is also known as the Dayton Peace Agreement.

“Following Dayton, there has been a positive transformation as the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina have shown that they value peace and can look to the future,” said the ambassadors, who stressed that the time has come now “to fulfil the longing that citizens of BiH have for a future grounded in prosperity and stability, with good governance.”

“This will require a greater commitment by BiH officials. This commitment should also include reconciliation amongst all peoples, building a mature democratic and functional country underpinned by the rule of law and respect for human rights,” said the foreign officials, adding that the international community remains “ready to support and assist Bosnia and Herzegovina in achieving this goal.”

The statement was issued by the Office of the High Representative (OHR), an international administrator appointed to oversee the civilian implementation of the treaty, which ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

The OHR represents the countries involved in the implementation of the Agreement through the Peace Implementation Council (PIC).