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Bosnia: President To See Clinton

Washington, 26 March 1997 (RFE/RL) - Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic returns to Washington today for a meeting with President Bill Clinton at the White House.

Izetbegovic was in New York yesterday at the United Nations. He said in a speech there that war could resume in his country if the United States and other major powers fail to insist that Bosnian Serbs fully comply with the 1995 Dayton peace accords.

In talks Monday with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the Dayton accords.

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Albright assured Izetbegovic the U.S. will remain actively engaged in Bosnia.

She said they agreed that more needs to be done to implement the civilian provisions of the Dayton agreement and pledged to redouble efforts in coming months.