PARIS – Today marks 20 years since the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as the Dayton Agreement, was signed in Paris in 1995.

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It was signed by the then president of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic, president of Croatia Franjo Tudjman and Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic.

The document, which confirmed the peace agreement reached in Dayton on November 21, was made under the influence or pressure of the international community, and ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1995).

With this agreement, the Republika Srpska (RS) became one of the two entities in BiH, the other being the Federation of BiH.

The RS covers 49 percent of the total territory, and the Federation of BiH – 51 percent.