"Serbia is bright spot on Western Balkans' map"

Serbia is a bright spot on the map of the Western Balkans, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee has said.

Source: Tanjug

Speaking in the U.S. Congress, he also stated that "what is most encouraging Serbia's commitment to the Brussels dialogue with Pristina."

The result of this dialogue lies in normalized relations and intensified regional security and understanding, Yee said at a discussion on the Western Balkans at the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

He added that Serbia "has taken steps towards maintaining constructive relations with its neighbors and hosted Albanian Prime Minister last October, which is the first visit at such a level in the last 68 years," Voice of America reported.

With the exception of Croatia, progress in the Balkans is not as quick as everybody would like it to be, but it certainly has been made. Actually, Serbia is a bright spot on the Western Balkans' map, he stressed.

"We continue to support Serbia's aspirations to join the European Union and commend its progress on the path," Yee said.


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