Following US President Joe Biden's visit to Brussels and his participation in the NATO summit and his subsequent summit with key EU leaders, European diplomats are confident that co-operation and co-ordination will also increase in the Western Balkans.
This has been discussed on several levels during the stay of the US president's delegation in Brussels.
"We aim to strengthen our joint engagement in the Western Balkans, including even the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina to normalize relations between them, and by supporting key reforms in the region for EU integration", underlines this joint statement.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell assessed the first meeting of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic taking place on the same day as the meeting of leaders of EU institutions with US President Joe Biden as important.
European diplomats, after the G7 summit, the NATO summit and yesterday's summit state that since Biden came to the White House, the cooperation with the United States administration has significantly improved in many areas, including in the Western Balkans, where, as these diplomats say "the EU and the US have common interests and are committed to the same values".