Readout of Vice President Biden's Call to President Boris Tadic of Serbia
Vice President Biden called Serbian President Tadic today as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in Southeast Europe. The two leaders discussed the upcoming issuance of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence. The Vice President affirmed the United States’ full support for a democratic and multi-ethnic Kosovo, and he reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to Kosovo’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He urged the Serbian government to work constructively to resolve practical issues with Kosovo to improve the lives of the people of Kosovo, Serbia, and of the region.
The Vice President affirmed the strong and deep ties between the United States and Serbia, and he praised the bilateral cooperation between our two countries on a wide range of issues. He commended President Tadic and the Serbian government’s actions to improve and strengthen Serbia’s relations with Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Vice President also warmly welcomed Serbia’s ongoing commitment to cooperate fully with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).