OHR’s Statement at the International Agency’s Joint Press Conference in Mostar

High Representative to Meet RS President and New RS Minister of

The High Representative, Paddy Ashdown, will meet tomorrow with the RS
President, Dragan Cavic, and newly appointed RS Minister of Interior, Darko
Matijasevic, at the OHR in Sarajevo. It is clear that BiH, and in particular the
RS, has no greater priority than full co-operation with the ICTY. The continued
failure in the RS to meet this obligation is the greatest single road block on
BiH’s path to further Euro-Atlantic integration.

There will be a media opportunity following the meeting

on Thursday 23 September 2004 at 12:15

at the OHR, Sarajevo

All media representatives are cordially invited to cover this
event, but are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes early for the necessary
security checks.