Tue, May 26, 2009

Biden's 3-day Balkan tour

U.S. Vice President Biden offers Serbia 'new' relations

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received a hero's welcome Thursday as the most senior US official yet to visit Kosovo since its disputed declaration of independence from Serbia last year. Full story

BACKGROUND

U.S. vice president Joe Biden

Biden was a former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. His strong advocacy helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention during the Bosnian War.

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