"Many in the U.S. Congress have long been interested in the Balkans, and in particular, in Kosovo. In addition to a history of hearings on the Balkans, and an active Albania Caucus, established and led by the current ranking minority member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, many Members of Congress have been active supporters of U.S. involvement in and commitment to Kosovo's independence and development. During 2017, the U.S. House Democracy Partnership (HDP), as well as several other congressional delegations, visited Pristina to further congressional contacts and reaffirm U.S. commitments. The signing ceremony of the MCC agreement mentioned above was held in the U.S. House of Representatives and witnessed by several Members of Congress, including the cochair of the HDP. It received comments of support from the chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. It is likely that Congress will continue its support for Kosovo and its oversight of the Balkans, particularly the evolution of Kosovo-Serb relations. This report provides a brief overview of Kosovo and U.S. relations with Kosovo."
|Report Number:||CRS Report for Congress, R44979|
|Author:||Morelli, Vincent L.|
|Publisher:||Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service|
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