President Trump congratulates President Thaçi on Independence Day

Prishtina, 16 February 2017 – The President of the United States, Donald Trump, congratulated the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, on country’s Independence Day.

Below, we publish the full letter of President Trump sent to President Thaçi:

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate the people of Kosovo on your independence day on February 17.

The partnership between our countries is based on shared values and common interests. A sovereign, multiethnic, democratic Kosovo’s future lies in a stable and prosperous Balkan region that is fully integrated into the international community.

The United States celebrated with all Kosovo citizens the historic gold medal win during the Olympic Games in Brazil, as well as your soccer team’s inaugural season in the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).

We look forward to continuing our broad and deep cooperation, focused on supporting increased democratic and economic development, strengthening rule of law in Kosovo, resolving disputes with neighbors, and countering violent extremism and foreign terrorist fighters.