On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina on marking Statehood Day.

The United States has been your enduring partner for over three decades and remains firmly committed to protecting Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and multiethnic character. We will continue to work with institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the reforms necessary to help secure your country’s rightful place in the Euro-Atlantic community of nations, and we will continue to hold accountable those individuals and institutions that threaten Bosnia and Herzegovina’s stability and security.

The United States remains a friend and partner to all the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bosniak, Croat, Serb, and all citizens – and stands steadfast in our commitment to helping the citizens of the country build a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous future for themselves, their children, and future generations.

U.S. Department of State

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