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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on being awarded the “Presidential Order of Freedom” Medal by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci for his support of Kosovo’s independence and prosperity:

“I am undeserving, but deeply honored by this recognition from the government and people of Kosovo. I am deeply proud to have returned to Kosovo for the first time since its independence, and to have borne witness to the incredible progress this country has made. A strong, democratic, multi-ethnic, and independent Kosovo is essential to the success of a Europe whole, free, and at peace. That is why the United States of America will always stand with Kosovo as a friend and ally.”