Bill Clinton to speak at Dayton Peace Accord events

FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gesture to supporters on Roosevelt Island in New York. Former President Bill Clinton will headline his first rally for his wife’s presidential campaign on Saturday. He plans to address supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second White House bid before the Iowa Democratic Party dinner in Des Moines. The gathering is an important stop for presidential candidates seeking support in the early caucus state. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gesture to supporters on Roosevelt Island in New York. Former President Bill Clinton will headline his first rally for his wife’s presidential campaign on Saturday. He plans to address supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second White House bid before the Iowa Democratic Party dinner in Des Moines. The gathering is an important stop for presidential candidates seeking support in the early caucus state. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton confirms in a statement that President Bill Clinton will attend the Dayton Peace Accord 20th Anniversary events in November.

Clinton will be among current and former world leaders participating in regional events on November 18-21 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the accords.

Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon on November 19, the first day of the two-day Dayton Peace Accords at 20 Conference on the University of Dayton’s River Campus.

“An entire generation of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina has had the benefits of peace because of what happened in Dayton 20 years ago. We are proud of Dayton’s place in world history,” said Matt Joseph, Dayton city commissioner and co-chair of the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 committee. “We are extremely honored to have President Clinton, Foreign Minister Crndak, Vice President Granić and Ambassadors Cormack, Paro, Inzko and Hill, and many others here to commemorate that achievement.”

After the conference concludes on Friday, the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 committee will host a reception for the distinguished visitors starting at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Art Institute.

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