American Congress launches an incentive to integrate Kosovo in the NATO

American Congress launches an incentive to integrate Kosovo in the NATO

Pristina, May 23, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

House of Representatives at the American Congress wants the American administration to work with the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo to prepare the country for its inclusion in the NATO Peace Partnership program.

The incentive comes in the framework of the 2015 budget law of the Department of Defense.

An amendment has been added to the budget law, containing a strong commitment  of the Congress toward Kosovo for its accession in the Peace Partnership program, as the first step in the Euro Atlantic integration process.

This amendment has been approved by  the House of Representatives.

The effort to back this act has been led by a bi-partisan group of congressmen. This includes the senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, of the sub Foreign Affairs Committee, Bill Keating and Mike Turner, head of the US Delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. /ibna/