Press Statement of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, in the press conference with the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
United States of America and you personally have always inspired Kosovar people with the values of freedom, democracy and justice.
Kosovo is a young democracy.
We still have a long way ahead with reforms, strengthen the institutions and economy, good governance, fight against corruption and other reformative agenda in order to transform our society and make positive changes.
But some things will never change, that is our freedom, our independence, our territorial integrity and sovereignty, our right to exist as a proud nation in the big family of nations.
I used this opportunity to thank madam Secretary Clinton, for her personal role and contribution in reaching the latest agreements between Kosovo and Serbia on regional representation and IBM (Integrated Border Managment).
My vision for Kosovo and the region is a future with open borders, and good neighborhood relations.
Today we discussed also about many important bilateral issues.
I am proud of our internal friendship between our two nations.
We both believe that the latest agreements have opened a new chapter in the relationship between Kosovo and EU as well.
All countries in the region share the same goal and the vision for the European integration and NATO membership.
But to make that happen, we still need the strong focus and presence of the United States of America and EU, not only in Kosovo, but also in the rest of the Western Balkans.
Madam Secretary Clinton thank you once again.