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Kosovo and the USA with an agreement against the manipulation of information by foreign countries

Vjosa Osmani - Elizabeth Allen

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The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, has said that she is happy that, on behalf of the Republic of Kosovo, she has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy, Elizabeth Allen, to join forces against the manipulation of information by foreign countries. 

"Faced with unprecedented global challenges, disinformation campaigns pose a great threat to the stability and national security of Kosovo, but also of the Western Balkans as a whole. These campaigns aim to sow fear, manipulate public opinion and undermine trust in democratic institutions. But, above all, they want to violate democracy and the democratic values ​​that are the foundations of our states", said Osmani in a joint press conference with Undersecretary Allen. 

Osmani said that Kosovo has not been spared from disinformation and cyber attacks and that they are intensifying as a result of Russia's influence in the region through Serbia. 

"The agreement signed today is aimed at combating this. It is not just another agreement, but it is a turning point, strengthening our cooperation in the fight against information manipulation", said Osmani. "The USA is our main ally and our partnership with the USA is existential for any success of Kosovo".


Undersecretary Allen said that she talked with Osmani about many issues, including the Association of municipalities with a Serbian majority. 
She said that the US supports Kosovo's Euro-Atlantic journey.
Allen said that "disinformation is a growing problem and a bilateral approach to it can help combat it."

 

 


Osmani's meeting with US Undersecretary Allen begins

The meeting between the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, and the US Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy, Elizabeth Allen, has begun. 

An agreement of understanding is expected to be signed between the Government of the USA and that of Kosovo against the manipulation of information by foreign countries. 

Allen will have a meeting from 10:30 with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti.