German named new representative for Bosnia

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14 December 2005, PARIS - Former German postal minister Christian Schwarz-Schilling will be the new international high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, his predecessor, Paddy Ashdown, said in Paris on Wednesday.

14 December 2005

PARIS - Former German postal minister Christian Schwarz-Schilling will be the new international high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, his predecessor, Paddy Ashdown, said in Paris on Wednesday.

Ashdown described the 75-year-old Schwarz-Schilling as "a man of wide experience".

"Probably no one in Europe knows Bosnia-Herzegovina better," Ashdown said of his successor, who has been acting as a negotiator in the region for 10 years.

The announcement was made following a meeting in the French capital of the Peace Implementation Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, which ended the Bosnian conflict.

Also on hand was Bosnian Prime Minister Adnan Terzic, who said that he hoped "that Schwarz-Schilling will be the last high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina", which would signify the country's return to the status of fully sovereign nation.

DPA

Subject: German news

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