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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Diplomatic Service

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the appointment of a new High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina. (253960)

This issue was discussed at the 26 January 2009 and 23 February 2009 at the General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels. Officials have also discussed the appointment with Peace Implementation Council partners.

The international community needs to find a credible successor to Miroslav Lajcak who can continue to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina in moving away from ethnic divisions towards a better future for all its citizens.