The United States has voiced deep concern over the political deadlock in Bosnia more than five months after elections due to interethnic divisions.
State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement that the impasse "is preventing Bosnia-Hercegovina from addressing urgent domestic issues as well as reforms required for European and Euro-Atlantic integration."
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg met the European Union's top envoy for the Balkans, Miroslav Lajcak, on March 7 after the two diplomats visited Bosnia in late February to encourage local leaders to reach a compromise.
The Muslim-Croat Federation and the Serbs' Republika Srpska make up Bosnia since the 1992-95 war. Each entity has its own government.
So far, only the institutions in Republika Srpska have been formed after the October 3 elections, while Muslims and Croats have failed to agree in their own entity.
A central government has not been formed either.
with agency reporting