November 25, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –Seventy years ago, over two hundred delegates from all across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) came together in Mrkonjic Grad and formed the Anti-Fascist Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ZAVNOBiH). It was on this day in 1943 that the statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was restored, and BiH was declared a country that belongs neither to Muslims, Croats or Serbs, but one of equal rights for all of its citizens.
At a time when the leadership of Republika Srpska (RS) is actively engaged in violating the Dayton Peace Accords and proposing for dissolution of BiH, ACBH calls on all friends of BiH to join us in working towards safeguarding BiH’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.
What was true seventy years ago stands true today – BiH’s strength lies in its people and its centuries-old multi-ethnic life and culture. Today, ACBH celebrates the BiH Statehood Day with pride and with hope that the citizens of BiH will continue to work diligently at eliminating artificial separatism, and commit themselves to creating a BiH that is prosperous and an active member of the Euro-Atlantic community.
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ACBH is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and BiH. ACBH advocates for a democratic, multiethnic, and indivisible BiH with a primary goal of advancing the integration of BiH into the EU and NATO.