Lord Ashdown was loyal to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Members of the Congress of North American Bosniaks are saddened by the news of the passing of Paddy Ashdown. He will be remembered for his work and commitment to justice and peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a former High Representative, he executed the role of the Office of High Representative with dignity and respect. We express sincere condolences to all his friends and family.

“Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years. “
-Paddy Ashdown-