PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - Kosovo's government donated half a million dollars to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the province's prime minister said Tuesday.
The government allocated the euro400,000 (US$ 501,400) assistance to show solidarity with the families of the victims, said Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi.
"The government and the people will never forget the help that the American people gave to Kosovo," Kosumi said.
"This is a small amount, but it's our great will and desire to help the American people in these difficult days," Kosumi added. The money will be given to the American Red Cross.
The United States played a leading role in the NATO bombing of Serb forces in 1999, aimed at stopping the crackdown of Serb troops on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians.
Since then, the province has been administered by the United Nations. Its ethnic Albanian majority remains staunchly pro-American.