In Pictures: Serbia-Kosovo signing ceremony from the vantage point of the White House Correspondent.
President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia: seated on the right side of POTUS. Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo: seated on the left side of POTUS.
POTUS:.”A truly historic day. Serbia and Kosovo have announced economic cooperation on a broad range of issues.”
Documents were signed at 11.38 am. The signing ceremony completed in about a minute. NSA Robert O’Brian described it as a historic day. Focus is on economic cooperation.
Presidential Envoy Rick Grenell: “POTUS asked us to focus on the economy. One of the great parts of the agreement is the freeze over the next year.”
Hoti and Vucic each had a separate folder with a piece of paper in front of them that they each signed. Then Trump signed two pieces of paper in two different folders and handed each one of the leaders one before they began applauding.
PM of Kosovo said that this is a great moment for the two countries and the region.
Serbian President praised POTUS for the great job and his commitment to bring stability and peace in the region. “This is a huge step forward”, Vucic said.