Bosnia: New international administrator appointed

AP | International Herald Tribune
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina: An Austrian diplomat has been appointed as Bosnia’s new international administrator.
The appointment was made in Sarajevo on Friday at a meeting of the Peace Implementation Council, the body that oversees implementation of Bosnia’s 1995 peace agreement.

Austrian diplomat Valentin Inzko will replace Slovak Miroslav Lajcak.

Inzko, Austria’s ambassador in Slovenia, will take up his duties at the end of March.

He served as Austria’s Ambassador in Bosnia from 1996 to 1999, speaks the local language fluently, and is believed to fully understand Bosnia’s complicated political situation.

He will be Bosnia’s seventh international administrator since the 1992-96 war.

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