Congressman John Olver: Commemorating United States Recognition of Newly Independent Bosnia and Herzegovina

HON. JOHN W. OLVER of Massachusetts in the house of representatives

Mr. OLVER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina on their recent anniversary of independence which was recognized by the United States on April 7, 1992. I am honored that the United States was one of the first nations to recognize the newly independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would like to applaud the democratic orientation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and I strongly support the further strengthening of its government and peoples and their respect for human rights, rule of law, and free market economics. As we mark the anniversary of U.S. recognition of an independent Bosnia and Herzegovina, let us reaffirm our support for Bosnia’s progress towards Euro-Atlantic integration. I once again congratulate the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina on this anniversary of their independence and I look forward to
collaboration between our two countries.