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The Dayton Peace Agreement
Text of Dayton Peace Agreement Documents Initialed in Dayton, Ohio on
November 21, 1995

AGREEMENT ON INITIALLING THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR PEACE
IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ("the Parties"),

Recognizing the need now for a comprehensive settlement to bring an end to the tragic conflict in the region,

Welcoming the progress achieved during the Peace Proximity Talks held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio,

Desiring to promote peace and prosperity throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region,

Have agreed as follows:

Article I

The negotiation of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Annexes has been completed. The Parties, and the Entities that they represent, commit themselves to signature of these Agreements in Paris in their present form, in accordance with Article III, thus establishing their entry into force and the date from which the Agreements shall have operative effect.

Article II

The initialling of each signature block of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Annexes today hereby expresses the consent of the Parties, and the Entities that they represent, to be bound by such Agreements.

Article III

Prior to signature of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris, the Annexes may be renumbered, with the necessary conforming changes made.

Article IV

This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature.

DONE at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, this 21st day of November 1995, in the English language, in quadruplicate.

For the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

For the Republic of Croatia

For the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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