Friday, April 15, 2005
REMARKS BY SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS - EXCERPT ON KOSOVA
One of the important levers that we have in the Balkans is that we want to look to a day when the Balkans are integrated into European structures. Now, that means that you have to have further democratization in Serbia; it means that you have to have a solution for Kosovo; it means that Bosnia Hercegovina, which is moving fairly effectively in this way, has to continue that progress; it means we have to wrap up the war criminals that the international tribunal is trying to try. And if we can get that done alongside economic development, I think with the window of Europe out there, or the opportunity for integration into Europe out there, we could see the Balkans finally resolve in a very positive way. But what started 10 years ago has not just ed the violence, I think there has actually been significant progress on all of those fronts.
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