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For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with President Jahjaga of Kosovo

Following up on their brief conversation in Rome on June 2, Vice President Biden and Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga spoke on the telephone today.  The Vice President reiterated his congratulations on President Jahjaga’s election and stressed the United States’ continuing, irreversible support for Kosovo’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty as a multi-ethnic democracy.  The Vice President welcomed the agreements reached in the July 2 session of the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, and encouraged further progress between the two parties on issues that can bring practical benefits to citizens in both countries.  The Vice President and President Jahjaga also discussed the Government of Kosovo's efforts to fight corruption, enhance the rule of law and continue domestic reforms in Kosovo, noting that these are fundamental to encouraging investment and promoting economic growth.