Sir Peter goes to Bosnia on a peace mission

Sir Peter Bottomley (centre) with Canadia MP Terence Young and Labour MP Hugh Bayley (left) on a NATO helicopter
Sir Peter Bottomley (centre) with Canadia MP Terence Young and Labour MP Hugh Bayley (left) on a NATO helicopter
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WORTHING West MP Sir Peter Bottomley recently visited Bosnia in a mission to restore confidence among its people.

The war-torn country has suffered years of civil unrest between its two political entities, the Serbian Republic and the Bosnian Federation.

Mr Bottomley visited the country with the NATO parliamentary assembly in October for the three-day mission, which aimed to initiate peace among its inhabitants.

The Worthing West MP was selected from the UK Parliament for the trip as one of the leading members of the international diplomacy team.

Mr Bottomley said: “The trip was complicated and dangerous, but we think it was successful. I hope the peace will continue.”

Mr Bottomley added that the men and boys of the country should also be remembered at this time of the year.

“Eight thousand Bosnian men and boys were massacred due to war in this country,” he said. “During this time of remembrance, we should not only remember the men who lost their lives for us in the World Wars, but also Holocaust victims and the men and women who have lost their lives through war in the past two decades.”