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Ashton: Dayton accord is here to stay

Ashton: Dayton accord is here to stay

The EU foreign policy chief says she has warned Bosnian Serbs not to expect changes from an agreement that ended their country's civil war in the 1990s.
Catherine Ashton said she told Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik that the Dayton peace accord "is here to stay."
Dodik had threatened to hold a referendum that could have caused the treaty to unravel. But he backed down after Ashton's visit last week.
Serbs are seeking more powers for their mini-state and question the authority of the top administrator, the Austrian diplomat Valentin Inzko.
Ashton discussed this visit at a news conference in Washington, after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton also expressed concern about stability in Bosnia.


Updated : 2021-08-01 18:14 GMT+08:00