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On the Occasion of Kosovo's National Day


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 16, 2016

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On behalf of President Obama and the citizens of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Kosovo as you celebrate your eighth anniversary of independence on February 17.

During my visit to Kosovo in December, I applauded the recent progress your country has made toward Euro-Atlantic integration. This progress includes advancing the EU-facilitated Dialogue with Serbia, signing a border agreement with Montenegro, securing a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and signing a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union. These and other steps show your determination to become a full and productive member of the Euro-Atlantic community. The United States will continue to stand by Kosovo as it makes the difficult decisions necessary to move further down the path toward greater stability, prosperity and regional integration.

The United States values its friendship with all the people of Kosovo and congratulates you once again on this special day.

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