Statement by the High Representative in Lisbon
STATEMENT by the High Representative, Carl Bildt Lisbon, 2 December 1996 The long-term prospects for the peace process in Bosnia and Herzegovina can never be seen in isolation from the political and economic developments in the other countries of the region. Our approach to peace must be wider in geographic scope than just Bosnia and longer in time [...]
Press Statement on the Lifting of the Suspension of the ZOS procedure
Yesterday evening, Principals of the competent implementation agencies decided to lift the suspension of the Procedure for Return and Reconstruction in the Zone of Separation as of today. The Procedure was suspended on 12 November after several hundred individuals, armed with a number of weapons, had crossed the Inter Entity Boundary Line to occupy [...]
Statement by the High Representative, Carl Bildt, congratulating National Day of BiH
Statement by Mr. Carl Bildt, High Representative Sarajevo, 28 November 1996 As High Representative I congratulate Bosnia and Herzegovina on this 53rd National Day. I welcome the words of President Izetbegovic and echo his words of tolerance for all.
Statement by the High Representative, Carl Bildt one year since Dayton
Statement by Mr. Carl Bildt, High Representative Sarajevo, 21 November 1996 One year on from Dayton, much has been achieved but there is a great deal more to do. The shells are no longer falling in the streets of Sarajevo. The beginnings of economic recovery can be seen.
Statement by the High Representative Carl Bildt welcoming President Clinton’s announcement of US participation in the Follow-On force and his commitment of US troops to Bosnia for the next eighteen months
Statement by Mr. Carl Bildt, High Representative Sarajevo, 15 November 1996 I warmly welcome President Clinton's announcement of US participation in the Follow-On force and his commitment of US troops to Bosnia for the next eighteen months. We agree with his approach that foreign troops should be withdrawn only gradually and as circumstances permit [...]
The Office of the High Representative sharply refutes the ludicrous allegations made to the press this week that journalists from the Federation were denied access by the OHR to the Presidency session at the National Museum on 29 October.
OHR Statement by the High Representative on local elections in BiH
STATEMENT BY CARL BILDT, HIGH REPRESENTATIVE Sarajevo, 22 October 1996. With the postponement of the local elections, the international community will now be in a better position to assure local elections according to the higher standards which we are seeking.
Destruction of property on the site of the Mosque Ferhadija in Banja Luka
The Office of the High Representative has today, Thursday 17 October, witnessed the destruction of property on the site of the Mosque Ferhadija in Banja Luka. The destruction includes the levelling of a house and the removal of trees on the site of the former Mosque.
Statement on Succession Issues in Brussels
Further exploratory discussions on Succession Issues took place at the Office of the High Representative in Brussels on October 14 and 15. Delegations from all five states participated. The discussions were constructive, and will be resumed in three or four weeks time.
International Commission on Missing Persons Meeting in Geneva
The recently-formed International Commission on Missing Persons in the former Yugoslavia held its initial meeting in Geneva on October 11 and 12. The Commissioners participating were Commission chairman Cyrus Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State; Lord Carrington, former British Foreign Minister; Robert Badinter, former French Minister of Justice; [...]