Kosovo awarding Trump its highest honor after Serb economic deal

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, in a letter seen by Reuters, informed Trump that he will receive Kosovo's Medal of the Order of the Freedom.

A WOMAN passes a mural depicting US President Donald Trump and text reading ‘Kosovo is Serbia,’ in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 4 (photo credit: MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS)
A WOMAN passes a mural depicting US President Donald Trump and text reading ‘Kosovo is Serbia,’ in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 4
(photo credit: MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS)
WASHINGTON - Kosovo is giving US President Donald Trump its highest award for his role in helping Kosovo and Serbia reach a deal aimed at normalizing economic ties.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, in a letter seen by Reuters, informed Trump that he will receive Kosovo's Medal of the Order of the Freedom.
Two Trump aides, national security adviser Robert O'Brien and Richard Grenell, the US envoy for Kosovo-Serbia talks, are to receive Presidential Medal of Merits.
As part of an agreement reached earlier this month, Kosovo and Serbia - part of the former Yugoslavia - agreed to work on economic ties but left movement on political normalization on hold.
In his letter to Trump expressing his "profound gratitude for your personal contribution in brokering the agreement," Thaci invited the US president to visit Kosovo.


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