His Royal Highness Prince Charles will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17-18 March 2020.
“The visit of The Prince of Wales to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) demonstrates the UK’s increased commitment to BiH and the Western Balkans region, its support for reforms to improve citizens’ lives and create a brighter future; as well as His Royal Highness’s own long-standing commitment to post-conflict reconciliation in the Western Balkans“, stated the UK Embassy in Sarajevo.
His Royal Highness will undertake engagements in Sarajevo and Srebrenica. In Srebrenica, he will visit the Memorial Center Potocari and pay his respects to the victims, accompanied by a number of survivors, including mothers who are still looking for their missing family members.
In Sarajevo, The Prince will meet with members of the Presidency, as well as local leaders from business, politics, culture, civil society, and the Armed Forces. Prince Charles will also meet religious leaders, in recognition of their work on reconciliation and building understanding across communities. His Royal Highness will also learn about how the UK has been supporting survivors of wartime sexual violence, helping them overcome the stigma that they and their families face.
A visit to the Old Town of Sarajevo is planned as well, where Prince Charles will have to oportunity to meet local artisans and visit historic sites. Young students from across the country will present their projects developed under the 21st Century Schools programme, implemented by the British Council in all primary schools in the Western Balkans.
His Royal Highness will also meet UK military personnel involved in securing a safe and secure environment in BiH, and bolstering the BiH-UK defence relationship.
His Royal Highness last visited BiH in 2007.