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Pence: Kosovo to ratify agreement with Montenegro

Mike Pence; Photo: WikimediaCommons/Michael Vadon

PODGORICA  – US Vice President Mike Pence called on Kosovo to ratify the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, the White House stated after Pence’s meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, RTCG reports.

 According to the statement, US Vice President Mike Pence welcomed President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi to the White House today to reaffirm the United States’ support for a sovereign, democratic, and prosperous Kosovo.

Pence expressed appreciation for Thaçi’s leadership, along with Serbian President Vučić, to advance the EU-facilitated dialogue to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

 “The leaders agreed on the importance of advancing reforms to strengthen the rule of law, fight corruption, and boost economic growth. The Vice President expressed support for the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces via constitutional means and encouraged Kosovo to ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro to resolve this longstanding issue,” the White House said.

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