OHR’s Statement at the International Agencies’ Joint Press Conference in Banja Luka

HR to visit Washington and New York

The High Representative, Paddy Ashdown will this Sunday leave Sarajevo for a
for four day visit to Washington and New York. In Washington he will meet with
high-ranking government officials. He will then address the UN Security Council
and give an update of events and developments in BiH over the past few months.

During his meetings, he will discuss BiH’s compliance with the ICTY. He will
welcome the recent transfer of three indicted war criminals, but emphasize that
these represent the start of a process that will end only when all remaining
indictees are transferred to The Hague.

The trip comes several weeks before NATO will once again review BiH’s
progress in meeting the requirements needed for PfP membership.