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Thaçi: The US to be involved in Belgrade – Pristina dialogue

Hashim Thaçi; Photo: Office of The President of Kosovo

WASHINGTON – Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi said after meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence that the US will be directly involved in, he said, the “reaching of the final agreement” between Belgrade and Pristina.

“I can confirm to you that Vice President Pens clearly stated that the United States will be directly involved in reaching the final agreement. Vice-president Pens will be dedicated to this and maximally involved in the process” Thaçi said on Friday to the Albanian Radio Service of the Voice of America.

He assessed that the readiness of the US administration and Pence personally guarantees the success of the process that, in his words, will “lead Kosovo to the final agreement on normalization and reconciliation with Serbia and open the possibility of Kosovo’s joining UN.”

According to him, “this will end the frozen and very dangerous status quo in Kosovo and the region.”

“We will try to work on reaching an agreement that will support both Pristina and Belgrade, which will benefit the international community and the whole Western Balkans” added Thaçi.

He also informed US Vice President Mike Pence about the process of transforming the Kosovo Security Force into “the Kosovo Army,” considering that this should be done “in full coordination with the United States, as well as  with other strategic partners and NATO” writes on Thaci’s official website.

“We are working on having a comprehensive process and expanding the consensus on transforming the KSF” concluded Thaçi.

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