President Thaçi handed over the Presidential Medal of Merit to Ambassador Grenell

Prishtina, September 21, 2020 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, has decorated Ambassador Richard Grenell with the Presidential Medal of Merit, for his contribution to the reaching of the agreement on economic normalization between Kosovo and Serbia.

During the award ceremony, the Head of State stated that the reaching of the agreement is the crowning of Ambassador Grenell’s tireless efforts.
 
“Ambassador Grenell succeeded because he always believed in our commitment and our need to reach this agreement. What no one achieved, Ambassador Grenell achieved quickly and well. I am proud that for two years I have been part of the joint effort to finalize this agreement. I know the difficulties and obstacles in the process, but I congratulate you for your energy, creativity and determination”, declared the Head of State.

President Thaçi also expressed gratitude to President Trump and his leadership for peace, stability and economic development in Kosovo and throughout the Western Balkans, adding that he looks forward to his visit to Kosovo.

“The reaching of the agreement on economic normalization in the White House is the best proof that the role of the USA is irreplaceable and the final political agreement between Kosovo and Serbia should and can be reached only in the White House”, concluded President Thaçi.