Pristina, 19 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
In the framework of Defense Authorization Act, the US Congress unanimously voted yesterday in favor of an amendment which calls on the US administration to prepare Kosovo for the NATO peace partnership.
The news was confirmed by the Kosovo’s ambassador in the United States of America, Vlora Citaku who said that this process is expected to start immediately and that Kosovo will soon became a NATO peace partner.
This incentive was welcomed by state leaders in Kosovo.
President of the country, Hashim Thaci has expressed his utmost gratitude for the extraordinary support that the USA is giving to Kosovo.
“Kosovo Security Force is ready to become Kosovo Armed Force, which will be a multi-ethnic force with the representation of both genders, with professionalism and preparation based on NATO standards and ready to contribute for peace in Kosovo, in the region and in the world”, Thaci declared.
Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli thanked the USA for its engagement in bringing Kosovo closer to the NATO accession process.
“This is good news for the citizens of Kosovo who want to see their country a member of NATO as soon as possible. This is also another proof of the permanent friendship with the USA, as this shows that this country is an ally which we can count on”, Veseli said.
PM Mustafa too praised the role of the USA in Kosovo’s accession in European Atlantic structures. “I am proud of Kosovo’s friendship with the USA”, said the prime minister. /balkaneu.com/