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09/18/09

US Secretary of State congratulates PM Kosor on agreement with Pahor



ZAGREB, Sept 18 (Hina) - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday sent a letter to Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor congratulating her on her recent agreement with Slovene Prime Minister Borut Pahor which has enabled the lifting of Slovenia's blockade of Croatia's EU accession talks and the continuation of negotiations on the settlement of a bilateral border dispute.

The US Secretary of State says in her message the agreement "paves the way for renewed progress on Croatia's EU accession and is a positive signal to the entire region."

"This agreement would not have been possible without your strong, determined leadership. I commend you for overcoming the political obstacles that have made this agreement so difficult for both sides to achieve. You have managed to fashion a genuine 'win-win' outcome. It is my strong hope that your shared commitment to European integration will continue to guide both countries as this agreement is implemented," she said in the letter.