The deal “allows economic cooperation, rail and transit links, and the free movement of people and goods between the two countries.”
A Norwegian official nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this week for brokering the peace deal between Israel and the UAE.
Now a Swedish official nominated Trump after he negotiated a deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
From The New York Post:
In a Friday morning tweet, Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, announced he was nominating the Trump administration and the two European nations for their “joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House.”
“Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” Jacobsson wrote, sharing his letter to the Nobel Committee.
I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace. pic.twitter.com/XuhkLbHZAV
— Magnus Jacobsson (@magnusjacobsson) September 11, 2020
The deal settled with Trump does not mean Serbia recognizes Kosovo’s independence.
However, it will allow growth:
“It took decades because you didn’t have anybody trying to get it done,” Trump said in the Oval Office, flanked by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbia President Aleksandar Vučić.
“There was a lot of fighting and now there’s a lot of love,” he continued.
Serbia still does not recognize Kosovo’s independence but it allows economic cooperation, rail and transit links, and the free movement of people and goods between the two countries.
The deal “also includes a one-year moratorium on Kosovo’s efforts to seek membership in international organizations and Serbia’s campaign to prevent its recognition.”
U.S. Special Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Richard Grenell said, “Let’s give them a little taste of the Trump economy.”
Plus. Serbia and Kosovo will move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem. Israel also agreed to recognize Kosovo.
Serbian President Slobodan Milošević ended Kosovo’s autonomy in 1989. Only Albania recognized the new republic at first. A rebellion began, which turned into a full-fledged war from 1998 to 1999.
Miloševič faced numerous accusations of war crimes after the war: looting, burning, rape, massacres, and ethnic cleansing.
Kosovo Albanians faced similar war crimes accusations, too. A Human Rights Watch report in 2001 found that at least 1,000 Serbs and Roma went missing since June 1999.
Kosovo officially declared independence in 2008. By 2020, 113 United Nation members recognized Kosovo. Serbia did not recognize the new country along with Russia and China.DONATE
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