The deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Brian Hoyt Yee, is expected to visit Pristina on Wednesday following a visit in Belgrade.
The US Embassy in Pristina confirming Yee’s visit to Kosovo, announced that during his stay in Pristina he will meet with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Speaker of Assembly Kadri Veseli, and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
In addition, Yee will meet with representatives of civil society and members of Kosovo parliament. Yee currently is visiting Serbia, where he is attending a conference on Monday.
"The US had been involved from the beginning in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue," said Hoyt Yee.
His statement came after the request of Kosovo senior officials for the US involvement in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue which is currently facilitated by the EU.
Speaking of the situation in the Western Balkans, he said that states willing to join the EU should make it very clear, instead of balancing between two sides, adding that the U.S. was Serbia's partner on its path to the Union.
"The states willing to join the EU had to make their decision very clear. You can't sit on two chairs, especially that apart," he said at the 17th Serbian Economic Summit, which is being held in Belgrade.