US Secretary Pompeo urges Kosovo drop tariffs on Serbian goods - Gazeta Express

US Secretary Pompeo urges Kosovo drop tariffs on Serbian goods

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Gazeta Express

27/02/2020 9:12

The US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, has reiterated Wednesday that Kosovo should drop tariffs on Serbian goods. He made the statements during a meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Washington.

According to a press release issued by the US State Department Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the strong partnership between the US and Kosovo, rooted in continued commitment to shared values and our support for a sovereign, independent Kosovo. The Secretary encouraged Kosovo to build on the momentum of the recent letters of intent to establish air, rail, and highway links between Pristina and Belgrade.

The Secretary also noted he expects Kosovo to drop the tariffs on Serbian imports to fully maximize the economic and commercial benefits to people in both countries, an essential step to reviving negotiations on a comprehensive normalisation of relations.

“The Secretary congratulated Kosovo on successful democratic elections and government formation, reinforcing the importance of the rule of law and economic growth to ensure Kosovo’s future prosperity. “The Secretary reiterated continued U.S. support for the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, which does essential work to deliver justice for victims and strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo,” according to the press release issued by the US State Department. /GazetaExpress/