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Angelina Jolie jets to Eastern Europe for Sarajevo mission

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Mar 28, 2014 | 10:24am EDT

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has jetted to Eastern Europe to meet the leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina and address the problem of sexual violence in warzones. The Wanted star began her trip in London this week (beg24Mar14) by meeting the U.K.'s Foreign Secretary William Hague at Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street headquarters, and she then travelled with the politician to Sarajevo. Jolie, in her role as a United Nations special envoy for refugees, met Bakir Izetbegovic, chairman of the Bosnian presidency, with Hague on Friday (28Mar14). They both later spoke at a press conference organised by the country's Ministry of Defence. The Oscar winner praised Bosnia and Herzegovina officials for including a scheme to prevent sexual violence in military training, calling the move "inspiring" and "groundbreaking", adding, "You are helping to break down those taboos and (are) redefining soldiering in the 21st Century. There can be no peace in conflict or post-conflict zones while women are raped with impunity."

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