Statement by the U.S. Embassy Pristina, August 26, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina congratulates the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for concluding four agreements in Brussels.  The agreements, which respect Kosovo’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, will improve the lives of all people in Kosovo and are a victory for all sides.

The discussions, facilitated by the EU High Representative, resulted in agreements on energy, telecommunications, the establishment of an Association of Serb-majority Municipalities, as well as on freedom of movement and the Mitrovica/e bridge.  These steps will strengthen regional stability, contribute to normalization of relations with Kosovo’s neighbors, and help Kosovo continue along its path to closer integration in Euro-Atlantic institutions.

The United States strongly supports the dialogue process, understands that it requires difficult decisions from all sides, and recognizes the courage required to look toward the future.