New High Representative arrives in Bosnia

NEWS 30.07.2021 18:26
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Source: N1

German diplomat Christian Schmidt, who will officially take over the post of the international community's High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a few days has arrived in the country.

According to N1's Boris Brezo, Schmidt first arrived in the southern city of Mostar after a stay in neighbouring Croatia.

He is set to officially take over the duty from Austrian Valentin Inzko on August 2.

The Office of the High Representative, the institution overseeing the implementation of the civilian part of the Dayton Peace Agreement, the deal which ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war, was established in 1995, and for this institution to close down Bosnia needs a positive assessment of the situation in the country by the Peace Implementation Council – an international body whose Steering Board provides the High Representative with political guidance.

The High Representative is also assigned with special powers to impose laws and dismiss local officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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