Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the Anniversary Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Anniversary Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide

As we commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, our hearts and our thoughts are with the victims and their surviving families and friends. Today, we honour the victims.

The values so dramatically violated 22 years ago – such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality – are now at the core of our engagement with Bosnia and Herzegovina and its citizens on the country’s EU integration path.

And tomorrow, leaders of the region will meet in Trieste and discuss together how the region can move forward on joint initiatives.

The EU accession process is there to accompany the entire region towards reconciliation, justice and cooperation.