President Trump Oversees Historic Serbia-Kosovo Deal

President Trump Oversees Historic Serbia-Kosovo Deal

On Friday, President Trump oversaw representatives from both Serbia and Kosovo signing an agreement normalizing relations between them.

The added bonus was that, on top of the historic Israel-UAE peace deal that occurred a few weeks ago, the Serbia-Kosovo deal includes Kosovo, a Muslim majority country, officially finally recognizing Israel, and Serbia agreeing to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

According to Fox News:

Administration officials had met with the leaders on Thursday, urging them to put aside their political differences in favor of closer economic ties. Kosovo had declared independence from Serbia in 2008, nine years after NATO conducted an airstrike campaign against Serbia in a bid to end the persecution of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

While most Western nations have recognized Kosovo’s independence, Serbia, Russia and China have not — keeping tensions high in the Balkan region. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien had said Thursday that the sides had made progress, and talks had continued Friday morning.

As Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed the deal in the Oval Office, Trump said that it was a “major breakthrough,” adding that “[T]ruly, it is historic. I look forward to going to both countries in the not too distant future.”

The President also tweeted:

This is a clear diplomatic victory for President Trump. He deserves much credit for these historic deals and for being the best U.S. President in Israel’s history.

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