The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, signed an agreement this Friday in the White House to promote the normalization of economic relations. This is a milestone serving the President of the United States, Donald, Trump to claim a new diplomatic victory two months before the election.
Vucic and Hoti, who are due to meet again in Brussels on Monday, agreed on an unprecedented rapprochement in Washington, which is initially limited to the economic sphere without fully normalizing contacts between Serbia and its former province. self-proclaimed independent in 2008.
“Serbia and Kosovo have committed to economic normalization,” Trump said in the presence of the Serbian and Kosovar leaders. The US envoy for the Balkans, Richard Grenell, who was also present, did not rule out the possibility that this could be a first step towards a broader political agreement.
Trump has recognized Grenell’s work, stressing that “the economy can bring people closer together” and is also confident that Pristina and Belgrade can bring their positions further closer. “There was a lot of fighting and now there is a lot of love,” claimed the US President and celebrated this “historic day”.
Vucic has recognized the “great work” done by Trump, whom he invited to visit Serbia – the last President of the United States to visit that country was Jimmy Carter. For his part, Hoti stressed that the agreement signed this Friday represents an important step forward.