The Nominee to be Ambassador to Croatia W. Robert Kohorst had his Senate on Foreign Relations Committee hearing today. In his statement he confirmed his lack of political or Foreign Service experience, but he did affirm his duty to the U.S. through law and business. He traveled through Croatia last summer hitting all the major destinations – Split, Zagreb, and the gorgeous Plitvice Lakes. He outlined four points of focus: “(1)Strengthening the capabilities of a willing NATO ally. (2) Supporting Croatia’s role in promoting regional stability, cooperation, and Euro-Atlantic integration. (3) Encouraging Croatia’s contribution to regional energy security, while opening new markets to U.S. gas exports. (4) Bolstering Croatia’s economic recovery to make it a more attractive partner for American businesses and exporters,” in his testimony which can be read in full here.
On October 2, @SecPompeo will travel to #Croatia to meet with PM @AndrejPlenkovic, Foreign Minister @grlicradman, and @MORH_OSRH Minister Banožić.
Press Statement🔽 https://www.state.gov/secretary-pompeos-travel-to-greece-italy-the-holy-see-and-croatia/
Today is a great day for the energy sector in Kosovo. The singing of the LOI with the MoF and the @FondiKgk to unlock €25 million for renewable energy and energy efficiency is signed. This will enable for private sector to invest in independent power generation and more.
Out of abundance of caution related to COVID19, the Dialogue meeting scheduled for Monday next week will be postponed.
.@SecPompeo to visit #Croatia on Oct. 2.
#Kosovo-#Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday.
Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake #Trump?
President of #Slovenia @BorutPahor on visit to N. Macedonia.
Chief negotiators will meet on Monday to continue discussions on financial claims&property. Association/Community won’t be on the agenda as one party is not yet ready to discuss. But this must be addressed as part of the Comprehensive Agreement as agreed in the leaders’ meetings.