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The Civic League calls on President Trump to relieve Ambassador Grenell from his duties as the Special Envoy for the Kosova-Serbia dialogue
A Public Declaration of the Albanian American Civic League
We, the members of the Board of the Albanian American Civic League, are very concerned about the dangerous situation in the Republic of Kosova, after the fall of the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
The fall was the result of an unprecedented move orchestrated by a few members of Kosova’s political elite dedicated to advancing their personal interests, in coordination with President Trump’s Special Envoy for Serbia-Kosova Peace Negotiations, Ambassador Richard Grenell.
The Civic League has always lobbied the US government to be fully engaged in finding a just and lasting solution to the Kosova-Serbia conflict in coordination with the European Union. To our regret, Ambassador Grenell has grossly mishandled the process by pursuing an easy and quick solution.
- He facilitated meetings between Serbian President Aleksander Vuçiç and Kosova President Hashim Thaçi. Vuçiç is a chauvinist with deep hatred for the Albanian people. He was Milosevic’s Minister of Information and the wartime protégé of Serbian ultranationalist Vojslav Seselj, who was convicted of crimes against humanity in The Hague. He totally controls Serbia’s institutions and maintains close ties with Moscow. Thaçi is a politician detested by the majority of the people of Kosova and considered one of the principal players responsible for most of the country’s failures of the last twenty years.
-Even though Ambassador Grenell denies it, it has been widely reported that these negotiations behind closed doors have concentrated on changing the borders between Kosova and Serbia to create ethnically pure states, contrary to the well-established policies of America and Europe that borders are fixed and political solutions must be found within them. Border changes have always brought bloodshed to the Balkans.
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Making a Contribution
March 20, 2020—"The United States Will Remain Kosova’s Friend in spite of President Donald Trump" by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi
Click here to read the article in English, and click here to read it in Albanian.
May 30,1990—An historic meeting takes place between President of Albania Ramiz Alia and Congressman Tom Lantos and former Congressman Joe DioGuardi.