Kosovo offers to U.S. opportunity to build permanent military base

Kosovo has offered to the United States of America to build a permanent military base in Kosovo.

The proposal was made on behalf of the Kosovo Government by Kosovo’s Minister of Defense Armend Mehaj in his meeting at the Pentagon with the US UnderSecretary of Defense Colin Kahl. Mehaj said the creation of such a base would “contribute to regional peace and stability in the Balkans”.

A press release issued by Kosovo’s Ministry of Defense said Under Secretary Kahl reconfirmed the US support for Kosovo towards Euro-Atlantic integration, “emphasizing that the vision of US President Joe Biden for the integration of the Western Balkans into the EU remains on the priority agenda”.

Mehaj and Kahl also talked about the Kosovo Security Force, and Kahl promised that the US would provide continuous support to the KSF.