President Thaçi: We will preserve the relations with the USA by all means

Prishtina, February 27, 2019 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, together with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, held a meeting today with the principal Director for European Affairs at the US National Security Council, John Erath, and with the Balkans Director of the US National Security Council, Brad Berkley.

With the senior White House officials, John Erath and Brad Berkley, President Thaçi and Prime Minister Haradinaj talked about the bilateral relations between Kosovo and the United States of America, about the political situation in Kosovo and the region, and about the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

The senior US National Security Council officials, John Erath and Brad Berkley have reiterated the clear stance of the US administration that the tax must be suspended in order to continue the dialogue and efforts to reach a comprehensive agreement between Kosovo and Serbia.

President Thaçi has assured the senior US officials that, the Republic of Kosovo, by no means and under no circumstances, will endanger the inter-state relations and friendship with the USA.

“The state institutions should undertake concrete actions in accordance with the amicable advices of the USA as soon as possible. These decisions should be in function of maintaining and strengthening the strategic cooperation with the USA and with our state commitment to the dialogue and a peaceful agreement”, said President Thaçi.