Kosovo: Biden will follow similar approach in the Balkans, says Palmer

Kosovo: Biden will follow similar approach in the Balkans, says Palmer

US Secretary of State Special Envoy for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer said he expected the new government in Pristina to “assess access to dialogue” with Belgrade following next month’s elections.

In an interview with Radio Television Albania, he said that the administration of newly elected President Biden would follow a similar approach in the Balkans; “stable and continuous”, like all previous administrations.

“The United States welcomes the new government that will be formed in the February 14 elections in Kosovo and will be its partner,” Palmer said, adding that he expects the leadership to address various issues and affairs in the interest of the people and peace in region.

He said it would be important for this government to address some of the issues that remain challenging such as the rule of law, transparent and accountable governance, promoting economic growth and growth opportunities for foreign investors.

“An opportunity to see that they have a vibrant economy that allows young people to believe that their future is better in Kosovo than in exile,” Palmer said. /ibna