Kurti appreciates US contribution in KSF capacity building

During his visit to the United States, Kosovo Prime Minister  Albin Kurti met with Congressman Bill Keating, who is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US Congress and the Committee on Armed Services.

Prime Minister Kurti expressed Kosovo’s government's gratitude for the contribution of the United States of America to Kosovo in all periods of state-building.

According to the communiqué, in the meeting with the congressman Kurti spoke about the achievements of the government and the increase in support for the KSF budget.

“Speaking about the one-year achievements of the Government, Prime Minister Kurti emphasized the reforms in the field of rule of law, uncompromising commitment against crime and corruption, which have influenced the increase 17 places of Kosovo's position in the global index of Transparency International, double-digit economic growth, increase in customs revenues and foreign direct investment. Among the Government's priorities, the Prime Minister emphasized the increase of support and budget for the Kosovo Security Force. The support of the Security Force, according to the Prime Minister, is necessary for Kosovo to have a well-trained army equipped with the standards of modern armies of NATO countries, to be ready to defend the country and to contribute to peace, security, and global stability ", it is said in the communiqué released by the Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo.

Kurti has praised the great contribution of the United States in building the capacity of the KSF and expressed the commitment of the Government of Kosovo to further strengthen the strategic partnership.

"Last year we had 330 soldiers of our army who participated in Defender Europe 21, which was the largest NATO military enterprise in Europe, while the KSF became part of the US military peacekeeping mission in Kuwait," said PM Kurti.

He praised the great contribution of the United States in building the capacity of the KSF and expressed the commitment of the Government of Kosovo to further strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation with the United States, as the greatest friend and ally of the state and the people of Kosovo ", the communiqué notes.