US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the need for reform in Bosnia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger called for constitutional reform to go forward in Bosnia at their meeting in Washington on Tuesday. The two officials stressed that constitutional reform should be a top priority after the formation of governments in the country following the October 3 general elections there.

The EU and the US have been pushing Bosnia for years to reform its constitution to bring it into line with European standards and eliminate elements that are considered discriminatory.

Secretary Clinton also noted that the time is not yet right for the top international representative in the country to close his doors. The two officials stressed that Bosnia would stay on the agenda, underlining that Austria was co-sponsoring a conference in December on reconstruction and stabilization in the Balkans.

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