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Top-Level Meeting to Discuss Peace Accord Follow-up

Geneva, March 15 (RFE/RL) - The leaders of Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia are scheduled to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and senior European officials in Geneva Monday on implementation of the Bosnian peace accord.

U.S. State Department Spokesman Nicholas Burns confirmed that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and Bosnian Vice President Ejup Ganic are expected for the meeting.

The schedule of the talks still has to be finalized.

The talks are expected to focus on outstanding issues from the U.S.- backed Dayton peace accords, such as the return of refugees.

Christopher will be visiting Geneva as part of a European tour. The main part of his Geneva schedule is meant to focus on efforts to agree on a nuclear test ban treaty later this year. A series of disagreements, especially between the West and China and India, are jeopardizing prospects for an accord.

U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali will also be in Geneva Monday. His spokesman said it was unclear whether he would be involved in the meeting on former Yugoslavia.