Bush recognizes Kosovo's independence

President Bush on Monday recognized Kosovo's bold and historic bid for statehood, saying "The Kosavars are now independent."

Bush recognizes Kosovo's independence
Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership announced its independence from Serbia over the weekend.

"It's something that I've advocated along with my government," Bush said in an interview on NBC's "Today."

"The Ahtisaari plan is our blueprint forward," Bush said. "We'll watch to see how the events unfold today. The Kosovars are now independent."

On Sunday, Bush said the U.S. will work to prevent violent clashes following the historic announcement.

"The United States will continue to work with our allies to do the very best we can to make sure there's no violence," Bush said several hours before Kosovo's parliament approved the declaration.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Şubat 2008, 10:36
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