Remarks by H.E. Ivan Šimonović, Permanent Representative of Croatia, at a UN Security Council Briefing on Bosnia and Herzegovina

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May 15, 2024

The representative of Croatia congratulated Bosnia and Herzegovina on opening the accession negotiations for membership in the European Union, attributing this achievement to the unprecedented level of legislative and reform output of that country.

“It demonstrates how much can be done once there is sufficient political will and cooperation between the representatives of the three constituent peoples,” he stressed.

Noting the High Representative’s decision to amend the election law, he pointed out that another aspect of the electoral reform must be addressed urgently.  The current electoral system is not enabling Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina to elect their own legitimate representative to the country’s presidency, leading to their discrimination.  This is an obstacle to establishing lasting trust and cooperation between the constituent peoples.

“Building of trust is a crucial issue for the political stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” he said, urging the international community to promote it.

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