Washington Agreement (1994)

The Washington Agreement was a ceasefire agreement between the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, signed in Washington, D.C. on 18 March 1994 and Vienna.[1] It was signed by Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdžić, Croatian Foreign Minister Mate Granić and President of Herzeg-Bosnia Krešimir Zubak. Under the agreement, the combined territory held by the Croat and Bosnian government forces was divided into ten autonomous cantons, establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ending the Croat-Bosniak War. The cantonal system was selected to prevent dominance by one ethnic group over another.[citation needed]

Washington Agreement
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic and Croatian President Franjo Tudjman sign the Croat-Muslim Federation Peace Agreement - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency.jpg
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegović and Croatian President Franjo Tuđman sign the Washington Agreement
TypeCeasefire agreement
Signed18 March 1994
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Vienna, Austria
Sealed24 March 1994
Effective30 March 1994
RatifiersParliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
LanguagesBosnian and Croatian

The subsequently signed Washington Framework Agreement had the creation of a loose federation (or confederation) between Croatia and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of its goals.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bethlehem, Daniel L.; Weller, Marc (1997). The 'Yugoslav' Crisis in International Law. Cambridge International Documents Series. Vol. 5. Cambridge University Press. p. liiv. ISBN 978-0-521-46304-1.
  2. ^ Lester H. Brune (2003). Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations Volume III 1989-2000. Routledge. pp. 1247–1248. ISBN 9780415939171. Retrieved 2013-02-19.

Further readingEdit

  • Allcock, John B., Marko Milivojevic, et al. Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia: An Encyclopedia (1998)

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