Biden sends letter to Vucic, urges Serbia to recognise Kosovo

In a letter that the U.S. President Joe Biden sent to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Serbia’s national day on February 15, highlighting Biden’s remarks about mutual recognition between Serbia and Kosovo. Below is the full text of the letter:

Dear Mr. President,

On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and your fellow citizens as you celebrate Serbia’s national day on February 15.

As we commemorate 140 years of partnership between our two countries, the United States maintains its enduring commitment to promoting economic cooperation, regional stability, and democratic values. We remain steadfast in our support of Serbia’s goal of European integration and encourage you to continue taking the hard steps forward to reach that aim – including instituting necessary reforms and reaching a comprehensive normalization agreement with Kosovo centered on mutual recognition. The strength of our relationship is built on deep contributions Serbians have made to American society across many fields. We also value close cooperation in combatting the COVID – 19 pandemic as we jointly confront this unprecedented global challenge.

I look forward to working with you to deepen the bonds of friendship between our countries and to strengthen the relationship between Serbia and the United States. I wish you and the people a joyful celebration.