The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani met with Senator Jack Reed, chairman of the Armed Forces Committee in the US Senate.
According to President Osmani, Kosovo is a success story of the involvement of the United States of America in the path of freedom and state-building.
“The USA has no greater ally and friend in the region than the Republic of Kosovo, which has the most pro-American people in Europe and the world,” President Osmani emphasized.
Furthermore, President Osmani thanked Senator Jack Reed for the US support to the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), respectively Kosovo’s inclusion in the US Military Training Assistance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2024.
At the meeting with the delegation of the US Congress, President Osmani potentiated that Kosovo’s goal remains membership in NATO, as well as in the Council of Europe and the EU.
“Kosovo aims for membership in NATO and inclusion in the Partnership for Peace (PfP), hence the US support in accelerating this process is important and necessary. Our hope is that Kosovo will be in the PfP as soon as possible as a step antedating NATO membership”, stated President Osmani.
In relation to the political and security developments, President Osmani said that Kosovo has taken steps to de-escalate the situation in the north of the country, but pointed out Serbia’s destabilizing actions and its cooperation with Russia.
She also stated that Kosovo is a multi-ethnic state, whose Constitution guarantees a high level of protection of the rights and freedoms of all communities. According to President Osmani, these rights and freedoms are the essence of the values of Kosovo society and as such should remain intact.