by Robert M. Beecroft
22 October 2003
The Family of President Alija Izetbegović and Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
On behalf of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, I wish to express my profound condolences on the death of President Alija Izetbegović. He will long be remembered, both for his vision and courage in advocating a sovereign, independent and multi-ethnic state, and for his dedication and leadership as a member of the first post-war Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has left an indelible mark on the history of his country.
Robert M. Beecroft
Head of Mission