The US vice assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasia Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee has held a meeting with the minister of Kosovo’s Security Force (FSK), Haki Demolli.
A statement issued by FSK says that Mr. Hoyt Yee has declared that Washington is concerned about the process of the transformation of the security force into an army.
The senior US official said that the creation of the army of Kosovo must be made through constitutional amendments.
Mr. Hoyt Yee’s visit takes place amid debates for the creation of the army of Kosovo.
President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci and speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli have pushed these amendments through the bill on the mission of Security Forces, prompting NATO and US embassy to express their concern.
This is the first time that an incentive introduced by authorities of Kosovo triggers such reaction by the United States, the role of which in Kosovo has been significant in all aspects that led to its liberation in 1999 and the proclamation of Independence in February 2008.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa has backed the creation of the army, but by remaining faithful to the relations with international partners.
This decision has also promoted the reaction of authorities in Belgrade and political representatives of Serbs of Kosovo, who are against this incentive, regarding it as a threat to the region, while stressing that such thing must not be done without everyone’s support. /balkaneu.com/