Statue of Bill Clinton in Prishtina, Capital of Kosovo

Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj said today that Kosovo publicly supports international military intervention in Syria. On the picture is a monument of Bill Clinton located in a Bill Clinton Boulevard in Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks in front of his statue in the capital PristinaAfter the Kosovo War of 1998-1999, the Albanians in Kosovo wanted to thank the American President Bill Clinton for his help in their struggle with the government of the FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). A 10-foot high statue of Clinton was unveiled on the boulevard on November 1, 2009, in a ceremony at which the former president spoke. A large 7.5 m (25 ft) banner of Clinton is placed up on an apartment block, bearing the text “Welcome to Bill Clinton Boulevard” on top, and the city’s emblem in the lower right corner. Elsewhere in Pristina, Kosovo has also named a central street after American President George W. Bush.

Serbia does not recognise the secession of Kosovo and considers it a UN-governed entity within its sovereign territory, a position supported by a number of other countries.

August 29, 2013