UNSC extends EUFOR’s mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UN Security Council has approved a 12-month renewal of the European stabilisation force’s mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the EU’s stabilisation force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by 12 months. The aim of EUFOR, which succeeded NATO’s stabilisation force (SFOR) in December 2004, is to ensure compliance in BiH with the terms of the 1995 Dayton peace agreement.

Meanwhile, the Security Council welcomed NATO’s decision to “continue to maintain a presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the form of a NATO headquarters in order to continue to assist in implementing the [Dayton] peace agreement in conjunction with EUFOR”. 

The Security Council reiterated that the BiH authorities are themselves primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the peace agreement.

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