Prishtina, 12 January 2022
The Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Development and Dialogue of the Republic of Kosovo, Besnik Bislimi, hosted in a meeting the new Ambassador of the United States of America to Kosovo, Mr. Jeffrey M. Hovenier.
He wished warm welcome to the Ambassador, and confirmed the unwavering friendship between the Republic of Kosovo and the United States of America. Mr. Hovenier highlighted the close and fruitful cooperation between the two countries and congratulated the Deputy Prime Minister on the achievements of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo. He also expressed the readiness to support the Government of the Republic of Kosovo on the undertaken processes.
With regards to topics of discussion, Ambassador Hovenier underlined the US support, especially in economic development and sustainable energy. One of the topics of great interest mentioned by Ambassador Hovenier was advancement of young people in Kosovo.
Regarding the dialogue, Deputy Prime Minister Bislimi informed the Ambassador about the commitment of the Kosovo side in the dialogue process, emphasizing the constructiveness that Kosovo has shown through the continuous provision of proposals in the service of achieving the normalization of relations.
The progress and advancement in implementing common goals were the focus of the discussion, parallel with the agreement between the two countries.
Mr. Hovenier reemphasized that his door will be open, as a bridge of cooperation between the two countries and for the US support to Kosovo.
Deputy Prime Minister Bislimi also said that his door will always be open for the friendly country, and thanked the Ambassador for the support and continued partnership of the United States with the Government of the Republic of Kosovo.