Angelina Jolie in Bosnia on mission against rape in war

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie (second from left) and British Foreign Secretary (right) are welcomed upon arrival at Sarajevo International Airport late on March 27, 2014. Jolie arrived in Sarajevo on Thursday with Hague to take part in a confere
Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie (second from left) and British Foreign Secretary (right) are welcomed upon arrival at Sarajevo International Airport late on March 27, 2014. Jolie arrived in Sarajevo on Thursday with Hague to take part in a conference on sexual violence in war. -- PHOTO: AFP

SARAJEVO (AFP) - Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie arrived in Sarajevo on Thursday with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to take part in a conference on sexual violence in war.

Dressed in black, the US actress arrived at the Sarajevo airport in pouring rain and headed to a hotel in downtown Sarajevo.

Jolie and Hague are due to co-host a high-profile summit focused on ending rape as a weapon of war, scheduled for June in London and expected to be the largest ever gathering of its kind, according to the British foreign minister.

Friday's conference on preventing such crimes is organised by Bosnia's defence ministry.

Hague was also to meet members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency and visit Srebrenica, where Serb forces massacred some 8,000 Muslim men and boys near the end of the country's 1992-1995 war.

Jolie's 2011 directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, dealt with the issues of war crimes and violence against women during Bosnia's war.

Jolie, whose movie was shot with several actors from the former Yugoslavia, was named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo in 2012.

Bosnia's war between its Croats, Muslims and Serbs claimed some 100,000 lives.

Around 20,000 women were raped during the conflict, according to estimates by local organisations.