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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Summary

The United States recognized Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent state on April 7, 1992, when the George H.W. Bush Administration announced the decision in a White House statement. Bosnia-Herzegovina had been a constituent part of Yugoslavia.

Modern Flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Modern Flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992.

The United States recognized Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent state on April 7, 1992, when the George H.W. Bush Administration announced the decision in a White House statement. Bosnia-Herzegovina had been a constituent part of Yugoslavia.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1992.

Diplomatic relations were established on August 6, 1992, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision during remarks to the press.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992.

Victor Jackovich presented his credentials as American Ambassador on June 23, 1993; however, a physical American Embassy to Bosnia-Herzegovina was not established until November 10, 1993, on the premises of the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria. The American Embassy in Sarajevo was established on July 4, 1994, with Jackovich as Ambassador.

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