The protocol to the Treaty on Extradition between Kosovo and the US signed

The protocol to the Treaty on Extradition between Kosovo and the US signed

Minister Tahiri emphasized that this signing marks a historic occasion for bilateral relations between the two countries in the field of legal cooperation. The treaty reflects the new reality in the Balkans, said Minister Tahiri. According to him, this agreement further strengthens the rule of law and subjectivity of Kosovo, making it a reliable partner in the fight against transnational crime.

Yesterday (Thursday) Kosovo’s Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Matthew Palmer, signed the protocol for the instruments of Ratification of the Extradition Agreement between the Republic of Kosovo and the United States of America.

Minister Tahiri emphasized that this signing marks a historic occasion for bilateral relations between the two countries in the field of legal cooperation.

The treaty reflects the new reality in the Balkans, said Minister Tahiri. According to him, this agreement further strengthens the rule of law and subjectivity of Kosovo, making it a reliable partner in the fight against transnational crime.

The treaty, according to Minister Tahiri, is a symbol of excellent cooperation between the two countries and reflects the principles for an effective fight against crimes that characterize the 21st century.

According to Minister Tahiri, today’s signing marks a whole new way of cooperation between the two countries, enhancing co-operation in the area of rule of law, and providing prosecutors and other authorities on both sides of the Atlantic with new tools to bring criminals to justice.

In a previous meeting with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Matthew Palmer, Minister Tahiri briefed him on the reforms undertaken in the justice system, including the new criminal policies, property rights policies, and the measures taken under the Justice 2020 agenda to improve the justice system performance in the Republic of Kosovo.