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For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic

Vice President Biden met with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic this afternoon in Washington.  The Vice President reiterated the United States’ commitment to a strong and growing bilateral partnership with Serbia.  The Vice President congratulated Prime Minister Dacic on reaching an initial agreement in the EU-facilitated Dialogue to normalize Serbia’s relationship with Kosovo.  This agreement holds the promise of advancing the European aspirations of both countries and securing a peaceful and prosperous future for their citizens.  Prime Minister Dacic and his government showed leadership and conviction in taking this important step.  The Vice President underscored the importance of Serbia and Kosovo moving forward expeditiously to meet their Dialogue commitments and to implement the agreement in full.  The Vice President encourages both Serbia and Kosovo to take this historic opportunity to move their countries forward.