Presidents pledge extra effort in Bosnia

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The Independent Online
President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia and Alija Izetbegovic, chairman of the Bosnia's three-man presidency, pledged to redouble efforts to strengthen the three-year-old Muslim-Croat federation that comprises half of Bosnia.

The United States government wants to see the Dayton peace agreement implemented before its troops' scheduled departure from Bosnia in the spring of 1998. Richard Holbrooke, the architect of the 1995 accord, and Robert Gelbard, US special envoy for the former Yugoslavia, also came to Split to push for progress. Croatia has come under increasing international pressure for failing to ensure that Bosnian Croats abide with the Dayton accord. AP - Split