Friday, January 30, 2009
Diplomat: Biden and Clinton will lead Balkans policy
US President Barack Obama will put Kosovo and the Balkans in the background letting Vice-president Joe Bidden and State Secretary Hillary Clinton to lead Balkan policy, James Hooper, a former American diplomat told Radio Freed Europe.
According to him, "this is very good news, considering the fact that Biden knows the Balkans extremely well." Biden is a "stable personality, honest and balanced," who understands the region well "and is ready to take a harsher stance," said Hooper.
Speaking about State Secretary Hillary Clinton, Hooper said that she will never "devalue the war of her husband, President Clinton."
"All this I think is good for Kosovo and good for the Balkans, for the fact that there will be people that have a lot of knowledge about the region, who will have leading role," stated Hooper.
Posted by Conference Organizer at 1:58 PM