Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti spoke by telephone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Kosovo’s assistance in protecting Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan since the Taliban invaded the country.
“Kosovo has the honor to provide a safe environment for Afghan citizens on the move. “Our alliance with the United States is unwavering and our friendship is strengthening,” Kurti wrote in a Twitter post.
Pleasure to talk to sec. @ABlinken today He spoke @POTUSAppreciation for our support and cooperation. Kosovo is honored to provide a safe and secure environment for Afghan citizens during their transition. Our alliance with the US is unwavering and our friendship is getting stronger. pic.twitter.com/l6WQa29fYd
– Albin Kurti (@albinkurti) September 6, 2021
He added that Secretary Blinken expressed gratitude for Kosovo on behalf of US President Joe Biden for cooperation and assistance.
Contacts between Kosovo’s state leaders and the United States have intensified since groups of Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan began arriving in Kosovo.
On September 2, Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani also had a telephone conversation with US Vice President Kamala Harris, who expressed US gratitude for Kosovo’s assistance in the evacuation efforts from Afghanistan.
On August 16, Kosovo approved a US request to protect a number of Afghans who collaborated with foreign forces during the war in Afghanistan and who feel insecure under Taliban rule, who took control of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops. with
Interior Minister Xhelal Sveçla announced that 683 Afghan citizens have been temporarily resettled in Kosovo.ibna