Thaçi in Washington: Kosovo, a model in combating extremism and terrorismWashington, 2 February 2015 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hashim Thaçi together with the Minister of European Integration, Bekim Çollaku, and Ambassador Akan Ismaili met with the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, where they discussed the latest developments in Kosovo and have received support for the processes taking place in Kosovo and the region.
Assistant Secretary Nuland has welcomed the formation of the new government of the Republic of Kosovo, expressing willingness to continue cooperation between the two countries.
On the other hand, Thaçi thanked the U.S. government for the support they have given to Kosovo, which has initially been decisive in the liberation of Kosovo, then in its independence.
I received American support in the implementation of our priorities for economic development, the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into the Armed Forces of Kosovo, and in our common fight against terrorism. We also talked about the continuation of the dialogue with Serbia, as an important process in the integration of the Serb community, Thaçi said after the meeting.
Assistant Secretary Nuland focused especially on security issues. On this occasion, Thaçi said that Kosovo is and will remain a model for the region in combating extremism and terrorism.
At the meeting Thaçi noted once again that Kosovo will have a permanent friendship with the United States and will forever be grateful for their commitment and support that they have shown consistently for Kosovo.
Earlier today, the Kosovo delegation had meetings at the Pentagon, the House and the Senate. During his stay in Washington, Thaçi will attend the Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama.
After Washington, the Kosovo delegation will travel to New York, where they will attend the next session of the UN Security Council.