Kosovo's National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 15, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Kosovo as you celebrate your fourth anniversary of independence this February 17.

Kosovo may be a young country, but you hold a promising future, and the United States is committed to supporting an independent, sovereign, multiethnic Kosovo. I commend Kosovo’s elected leaders for their dedication to the aspirations of the citizens of Kosovo through stronger democratic institutions, greater economic opportunities, and promoting the rule of law. This path will lead the citizens of Kosovo to full Euro-Atlantic integration, and to lasting stability and prosperity for your country.

The United States is a friend and partner, and we stand with you as we work together for a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous Kosovo. I wish all the people of Kosovo a joyous celebration and best wishes for the year to come.

PRN: 2012/226