- Title: Kosovo honours late son of U.S. President Biden
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: SOJEVE, KOSOVO (FILE - AUGUST 17, 2016) (REUTERS) CAR DRIVING ON ROAD CALLED "NATIONAL ROAD JOSEPH R. "BEAU" BIDEN, III" STREET SIGN READING (Albanian, English): "NATIONAL ROAD JOSEPH R. "BEAU" BIDEN, III" MEMORIAL SITE DEDICATED TO BEAU BIDEN PLAQUE ON MEMORIAL READING (English): "IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH "BEAU" BIDEN, III, A SYMBOL OF THE ENDURING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN KOSOVO AND THE UNITED STATES" PEOPLE GATHERED TO WATCH UNVEILING CEREMONY THEN U.S. VICE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN, ARRIVING FOR CEREMONY SOLDIERS STANDING BIDEN SPEAKING MEMORIAL SITE
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 18:51
- Keywords: Beau Biden Kosovo Kosovo awarding medal to Beau Biden United States late son of U.S. President Biden
- Location: PRISTINA AND SOJEVE, KOSOVO
- City: PRISTINA AND SOJEVE, KOSOVO
- Country: Kosovo
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Europe,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003EOL8IEX
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- Story Text:Kosovo's president Vjosa Osmani awarded a medal to the late son of U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 1) for his service in building the countryâ€™s justice system.
Joseph "Beau" Biden III worked in Kosovo after the 1998-99 war, helping to train local prosecutors and judges for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The former Delaware Attorney General and Iraq war veteran died in 2015 of cancer aged 46.
Osmani presented the Presidential Medal on the Rule of Law to the U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett, during a ceremony in Kosovoâ€™s capital Pristina, which included a pre-recorded video message by President Biden.
In 2016, Biden, then vice president, unveiled a memorial to his son in Kosovo.
A road leading to Camp Bondsteel, home to the 700 U.S. soldiers who still help maintain the fragile peace in Kosovo, was also named after Beau Biden.
Naming streets after U.S. officials has become a tradition in Kosovo, which considers the United States its saviour for its support of a 1999 bombing campaign that deprived Serbia of control over Kosovo.
Kosovo declared independence in 2008 with Western backing, but Serbia still refuses to recognise it and considers it part of its territory.
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