President Thaçi obtains the support of US Senate and CongressPresident of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, during his official visit to the United States of America, held a number of meetings with various US congressmen and senators, with whom he discussed issues of mutual interest to both countries.
President Thaçi met with Senator Ron Johnson, with whom he discussed the opportunities for the expansion of cooperation.
President Thaçi considered these meetings to be a unified support of all US institutions to the achievement of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, which ensures the mutual recognition and Kosovo’s NATO, EU and UN membership.
The head of state also met with the Democratic Senators Gary C. Peters and Robert Menendez, with whom he discussed the Kosovo- USA cooperation.
“Republican and Democratic senators are unified on Kosovo, and strongly support the Euro-Atlantic perspective of Kosovo and the necessity for the achievement of an agreement with Serbia”, said President Thaçi.
During his stay in the USA, President Thaçi also had a meeting with Kosovo’s great friend, US Congressman Eliot Engel.
While highly praising his contribution to Kosovo, President Thaçi also said that “Congressman Engel during the last three decades has continuously supported our country in coming to life of its aspirations for liberation, independence and state-building. His support and the support of the USA to Kosovo has been, is and will always remain imperative to our country and our people”.
The President also met with Senator Joni Ernst, whith whom he spoke about the KSF transformation and the necessity of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia.
After the meeting with the Iowa Senator, the President said that “cooperation between our states rightfully demonstrates the strong bond between our two nations”.
On KSF transformation and the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, President Thaçi also spoke with the Republican Senator, Marco Rubio.
“We spoke about the opportunities on deepening of the bilateral cooperation, KSF transformation, Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic opportunities and for the utilisation of the momentum for the achievement of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, which ensures Kosovo’s NATO, EU and UN membership. On all these issues, Kosovo has the full support of both republicans and democrats”, said President Thaçi.
At the commencement of this visit, President Thaçi also met with the US State Secretary, Mike Pompeo and with John Bolton, National Security Advisor to the US President, Donald Trump.