Mehaj, Escobar discuss security issues

The partnership between Kosovo and the United States of America is increasingly stronger because it is based on common values, it was said at a meeting that Kosovo’s Minister of Defense, Armend Mehaj, had with Gabriel Escobar, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs and envoy for the Western Balkans.

Kosovo’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that Mehaj and Escobar discussed current and potential challenges in security and the most efficient forms of management. “Both agreed that the achievements of the Ministry of Defense and the Kosovo Security Force so far as well as the vision for the future is in the service of peace, security, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond,” the statement notes.

Escobar commended Kosovo for its support to the NATO mission of evacuating refugees from Afghanistan and said that the Kosovo Security Force reached a significant achievement.

“Minister Mehaj informed Escobar about his vision and strategic objectives, as well as the priorities of the Government in the areas of security and defense and he received full support for their implementation,” the statement notes.