Press Statement
Ian Kelly
Department Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 11, 2009


The United States welcomes the completion of a technical arrangement on police cooperation between the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.

Kosovo is a sovereign nation, and this technical arrangement would not be possible without the support of Kosovo in the fight against cross-border criminality. The United States is pleased to participate in EULEX and commends EULEX for carrying out its mission, as authorized and envisioned by the authorities of the Republic of Kosovo. This technical arrangement between a mission of the European Union and the Serbian Ministry responsible for conducting police cooperation fully respects Kosovo’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

The United States hopes that the police cooperation fostered by this arrangement will assist in the fight against cross-border criminality in the Western Balkans region, a fight to which both Kosovo and the United States are committed.



PRN: 2009/901