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Organization of Reception in the U.S. Senate on the occasion of International Peace Day

Washington D.C., June 11, 2014 - The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Washington, organized a reception in the U.S. Senate, with the purpose of marking the International Peace Day, which is also the 15th anniversary of NATO troops deployment to Kosovo.

The primary purpose of this reception was the expression of gratitude and respect to the host country - USA, and in general to the NATO's North-Atlantic Treaty forces of, which with their intervention prevented the ethnic cleansing and attempted genocide against our people. General Wesley Clark, NATO's former Supreme Allied Forces Commander for Europe, also attended this ceremony, and was invited as the main speaker at this event. In this ceremony, Ambassador Ismaili, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, delivered the Presidential Medals of Merits awarded by the President Jahjaga to Senior US Officials for their activity and engagement on the affirmation of our country in foreign relations.

Consequently, the medals were delivered to Ambassador Morton Abramowitz, Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Ambassador Larry Rossin. While the first two were present in the receipt of these medals, the medal for Ambassador Rossin, who is no longer alive, was receipt by Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of State on European and Euro-Asia Affairs, Mr. Hoyt Yee. American Congressmen, Mr. Eliot Engel, Ambassador Nicholas Burns, currently a professor at the Harvard University, Ambassador Morton Abramowitz, Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of State on European and Euro-Asia Affairs Mr. Hoyt Yee, Ambassadors and Military Attachés of different states accredited in the hosting country were also present at this event. Among the Military Attaches it is worth mentioning the presence of the Military Attaché of Argentina, a state that has not yet recognised our country.