Ambassador Nelson and DAS Palmer Visit Bihać and Banja Luka

Ambassador Nelson and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer took a two-day road trip to visit Bihać and Banja Luka.  During meetings with the Prime Minister of the Una-Sana Canton and the Mayor of Bihać, they discussed the importance of a coordinated and humane response to the migrant situation in BiH, and also visited …

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Ambassador Eric Nelson Presents His Credentials

Eric Nelson has arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina and today presented his credentials to the Chairman of the BiH Presidency as Ambassador of the United States.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Nelson stressed: “I look forward to leading my government’s work here to advance prosperity, security, and respect for the rule of law benefiting all the …

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BiH Parliamentarians to Visit the U.S.

The delegation of four members of the BiH Parliament will be traveling next month to Washington DC and Minneapolis, Minnesota, to engage with U.S. counterparts, the State Department, NGOs as well as local government officials to discuss solutions for countering radicalism and extremism globally. They will compare the drivers of extremism in different environments and …

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Staff Sergeant Meredith Cole Reflects on Training With Armed Forces of BiH

By: Staff Sergeant Meredith Cole, Civil Military Support Element, Bosnia & Herzegovina, U.S. Embassy Sarajevo Working as a representative of the U.S. Army at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo has been one of the most rewarding and interesting experiences I have had in my seven years of military service.  Currently, I am a member of the Civil Military …

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4th of July Country Fair-Themed Party in Sarajevo

Last night, we celebrated America’s 241st birthday by doing something a bit different.  We decided to take a more casual approach to our Independence Day party this year, creating a traditional Country Fair with all the elements our friends from BiH needed to enjoy a real American experience.  Fairs like this take place across our country every summer, …

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Exercise Jackal Stone 2017 Successfully Completed

Congratulations to all who participated in the overwhelmingly successful Exercise Jackal Stone 2017! Held from June 5 – 13, 2017 throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, the exercise is part of the U.S. European Command’s Joint Training and Exercise Program designed to enhance joint, combined interoperability with Allied and partner nations.  This year’s exercise used a realistic …

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Senator John McCain Visits BiH

As part of the broader visit to the region, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) visited Sarajevo on Tuesday, April 11. Following the meeting with BiH officials, Senator McCain released the statement on his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON VISIT TO BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA “I would like to express my appreciation to the people …

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Valuable Donation to Armed Forces of BiH

On March 23, Ambassador Cormack delivered a $3.5 million donation to the Armed Forces of BiH during a ceremony at Rajlovac barracks. The donation of 24 HMMWVs provided by the U.S. government increased the capacity of the BiH Armed Forces.  During the ceremony, Ambassador noted that this donation is a clear and unmistakable symbol of U.S. commitment …

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