(Washington, DTT-NET.COM) – Top officials of US administration said that ongoing talks mediated by UN between Ethnic Albanans and Serbian authorities are aiming to make Kosovo and independent state by the end of the year.
Speaking at a debate on EU-US relations organised by Center for Strategic and International Studies on 6 April in Washington, Nicholas Burns the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs said that Western Balkans is the common remaining challenge for US and EU where both partners must continue their efforts to establish a sustainable peace which should be followowed with the region joining both organisations.
“Our bussines in Europe isn’t finished because the Balkans remains an iland in the hard of Europe that is not connected to the great trans-atlantic institutions: EU and NATO… all of us in Europe, in US and NATO are confirmed in our judgement that ones Serbia becomes democratic, and Croaita, Albania and Macedonia and an independent Kosovo, if it is to be created by UN sometime this year, and that seems to be the objective to this negotiation, that all those states should have a European vocation.” Burns said.
Burns called on EU and NATO to offer a clear membership perspective to countries of the region.
“We Americans would say that Europe should say quite clearly that the future of those countries would be as members of EU and that we at NATO should also send that same strong signal. Because the great strategic objective of every American administration, going all the way back to the beginning of cold war was that Europe should be free and in peace and we are nearly of achieving of that great strategic objective. But the Balkans remains the unfinished bussines…” Burns said.