“U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is urging Kosovo and Serbia to seize the opportunity to settle their longstanding disputes and move towards joining the European Union.

‘The time is now for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement,’ Bolton tweeted late on November 27 after meeting with Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci at the White House.

‘The U.S. stands ready to help both parties achieve this historic goal,’ he said.

Thaci also expressed optimism on social media after the meeting, thanking Bolton for “the full support Kosovo has met under this administration.”

‘We agreed there’s a historic chance in dialogue that should not be missed for both countries,’ Thaci said, adding that this would help push forward Kosovo’s efforts to join NATO, the EU, and the United Nations.” (RFE/RL)