Pompeo: We stand by Bosnia as it pursues further Euro-Atlantic integration

NEWS 25.11.2020 20:29
Source: N1

The United States stands by Bosnia and Herzegovina as it pursues further Euro-Atlantic integration, US Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo said congratulating Bosnian Statehood Day.

“As Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates its Statehood Day, I extend congratulations on behalf of the United States Government and the American people,” he said, recalling that this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement “which brought peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina and made it possible for a deeper relationship between our two countries to flourish, a relationship that forms the foundation for peace in the Western Balkans.”

The United States also commends Bosnia and Herzegovina’s progress toward greater democratization, said the US official, adding that this was demonstrated by the “important agreement that will allow the citizens of Mostar to vote in upcoming local elections for the first time since 2008.”

“We also stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina as it pursues further Euro-Atlantic integration,” he added.

The US official also wished safety and health to all the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina “as we work together to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”