Norway wants to congratulate the people of Kosovo on the 10th anniversary of independence. Much progress has been made the last ten years. The road to further social and economic progress, and to full participation in the international community, is through reform, reconciliation and dialogue. Kosovo should make the necessary efforts and commitments, in close cooperation with international partners. Norway would especially like to stress the importance of restarting the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Negotiating a comprehensive and binding agreement that normalizes relation between the two countries, will enable both states to move faster towards Euro-Atlantic integration. Norway will remain a close friend and strong partner for Kosovo in the coming years, both politically and through economic assistance and partnerships.