PRISTINA (Reuters) – The president of Kosovo awarded a medal on Sunday to the son of US President Joe Biden for his services in building the country’s justice system after the war ended more than two decades ago.
Beau Biden worked in Kosovo after the 1998 and 1999 war, helping to train local prosecutors and judges for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The former Delaware attorney general died of cancer in 2015 at age 46.
“Beau’s work in Kosovo was sincere; he fell in love with the country,” President Biden said in a pre-recorded video message broadcast during the ceremony in Pristina this Sunday.
“Beau saw what you were capable of, and even the future that was possible for your proud country. A future that has been denied to Kosovo for so long,” said Biden.
In 2016, Biden, then vice president, held a memorial to his son in Kosovo. A road that leads to Camp Bondsteel, home to 700 American soldiers who still help maintain the fragile peace in Kosovo, is also named after Beau Biden.
(Bytyci Facts Report; Edition by Giles Elgood)
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