Embassy Comment on Train to North Mitrovica

Embassy Comment on Train to North Mitrovica, January 16, 2017

Kosovo is a sovereign, independent country and we respect the right of Kosovo to manage who and what crosses its borders. We are pleased that there were no confrontations at the border, but the increase of nationalism benefits no one. The U.S. strongly supports the EU-moderated Dialogue as the best way forward for Kosovo-Serbia relations and we urge all sides to avoid dangerous rhetoric and continue to work for the normalization of relations and the improvement of the lives of the citizens of both countries. Today we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said, “the time is always right to do what is right;” now is the right time to work for cooperation and against confrontation.