The US Vice President is in Belgrade as part of a three-country visit to the Balkans.Despite deep differences over the self-declared independence of Kosovo, Joe Biden was given a full military welcome. He is the highest-level American to visit Belgrade in more than two decades, and was greeted by the Serbian President. Biden said: “The United States does not, I emphasise, does not, expect Serbia to recognise the independence of Kosovo. It is not a precondition for our relationship or support for Serbia becoming part of the European Union.” Nationalist protesters accuse the US of being anti-Serb, with mistrust going back to the American-led NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Biden is also remembered here for supporting the arming of Bosnian Muslims in their fight against Bosnian Serbs in the early 90s.
US tries to patch up relations with Serbia