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Welcoming the adoption of new socio-economic reforms package in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Statement from the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom embassies as they welcome the adoption of a new package of socio-economic reforms by the two entity governments.

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The Embassy of the United States, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcome the adoption of the new package of socio-economic reforms, by the two entity governments, at their parallel sessions today. It is vital that governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina proceed with implementation of reforms to improve the lives of its citizens.

Today’s adoption of reform commitments by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska governments is a positive step towards this goal. These include steps to improve the business environment and stimulate growth and competitiveness; to depoliticise state-owned enterprises; to reform the healthcare system; and to provide better opportunities for youth, women and other vulnerable groups. We welcome the fact that the Entities coordinated amongst themselves this important step.

Finally, we call for government formation, in keeping with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s established obligations, at all levels, so this important work can continue.

Published 10 October 2019