The US envoy for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, Gabriel Escobar, has described the recent deal between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti as "important and historic.
" The agreement sets the conditions for normalization between the two countries on European terms.
The EU had facilitated the deal, which calls for maintaining good neighborly relations, recognition of official documents and national symbols, and preventing Belgrade from blocking Kosovo's attempts to gain membership in the United Nations and other international organizations.
The European Union announced on Saturday that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed to an 11-point plan to normalise relations, resolving the dispute between the countries that began following Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008.
The agreement was facilitated by Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief.
In a statement, he said the agreement was a "positive development" for resolving the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo.
One of the main points of the plan is maintaining good neighbourly relations.
It calls for Serbia and Kosovo to see each other as sovereign states and to be committed to resolving any issues through communication and dialogue rather than force.
The two countries will also recognise each other's national symbols and official documents, including ID cards and birth certificates.
The agreement would prevent Belgrade from blocking Kosovo's attempts to gain membership in the United Nations and other international organizations.
As stated in the agreement, both countries have to "refrain from engaging in any different behavior or (any) action which might be perceived as interfering with each other's respective processes… in the UN and other regional and international organisations."
The US envoy for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, Gabriel Escobar, welcomed the deal, calling it a "historic" agreement that sets the conditions for normalization between the two countries on European terms.