On behalf of the United States, I extend our best wishes to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as you celebrate your National Statehood Day.

As you commemorate your statehood, we celebrate the strong partnership between our two countries. Our relationship helps form the foundation for peace in the Western Balkans and we hope to strengthen and deepen this relationship even further.  The United States also strongly supports Bosnia and Herzegovina’s path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration and we commend the steps you have taken to advance down that path.  Your efforts in this regard will help ensure regional peace and prosperity.

Our bilateral engagement benefits not only our two countries, but also the Transatlantic community as a whole.  We look forward to many more years of friendship and cooperation, and we congratulate you on your National Day.

U.S. Department of State

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