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On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as you celebrate Statehood Day.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country brimming with potential.  Your history includes long periods of harmony and peace, but also times of great tragedy.  Your Statehood Day is a moment for all leaders and citizens to put aside political brinkmanship and to engender trust, compromise, and reconciliation.  The United States remains a steadfast partner and friend in helping to advance a brighter future for all in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On this special day, I wish all the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina a safe, secure, and prosperous future.

U.S. Department of State

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