“The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić had several meetings with members of the US Congress on the first day of her visit to Washington. She discussed overall bilateral relations between Serbia and the United States.

Brnabić met with congressmen Ted Poe (R-TX) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the Co-Chairmen of the Serbian Congressional Caucus.

In a cordial conversation, Prime Minister Brnabic thanked them for their engagement in the Serbian Coalition and the promotion and affirmation of topics and issues of importance to Serbia.

It is precisely the celebration of the anniversary, 100 years since the lifting of the Serbian flag in front of the White House, confirmation of the historical links and friendship of our two countries and two nations, Brnabić pointed out.

In the continuation of the visit, the Serbian Prime Minister met with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Senate and the Subcommittee for Europe.

In a conversation with Prime Minister Brnabić, Senator Shaheen pointed out that the region of the Western Balkans is extremely important for the United States.

Brnabic and Shaheen discussed current economic issues in the region and the support provided by the United States to the Western Balkans. Shaheen stressed that the United States supports the continuation of reforms and the stability of the region and its European perspective.

Brnabić also met with Senator James Risch (R-ID), who is also a member of the Senate Foreign Policy Committee.

Brnabić and Risch spoke about current political issues in the Western Balkans and the improvement of relations between the United States and the Republic of Serbia.

In her talks with congressmen and senators, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić pointed out that Serbia is open to a partnership dialogue with the United States.

In particular, I would like to emphasize the importance of retaining the existing scope of KFOR forces in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the American participation in that mission in order to protect the Serb community and preserve stability in Kosovo and Metohija, Brnabić pointed out.

US officials have positively assessed the engagement of members of the Serbian Army in peacekeeping missions under the UN and EU mandate, as well as cooperation with NATO within the Partnership for Peace program.” (translated from the Government of Serbia)