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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga

The Vice President met today with President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga. The Vice President and President Jahjaga agreed on the urgent need for all Kosovo’s political parties to embrace peaceful dialogue and work within Kosovo’s democratically-elected assembly to advance reforms to address the needs of Kosovo’s citizens.  The Vice President emphasized the United States’ strong support for the EU-facilitated Dialogue with Serbia and encouraged Kosovo’s government in its ongoing efforts to advance the normalization process.  The Vice President thanked President Jahjaga for her efforts to counter violent extremism and her leadership in strengthening Kosovo’s democracy, and emphasized the United States’ ongoing commitment for a sovereign, multi-ethnic, democratic Kosovo that is fully integrated into the international community.