U.S. understands Spain's troop withdrawal decision - Biden
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said Saturday that Washington understood Spain's decision to pull out its troops from Kosovo and "the matter was closed."
Biden and Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero hold a bilateral meeting on Saturday on the sidelines of the 6th Progressive Leaders Summit held in the Chilean coastal resort of Vina del Mar.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed international issues and ways to expand communications and relaunch cooperation between their countries, Xinhua reported.
Biden said the relationship between the United States and Spain exceeded the disagreement over Spain's decision to withdraw its troops out of Kosovo, which were part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission.
Washington previously has expressed its disappointment at Spain's decision.
Spain announced on March 19 to withdraw its troops from Kosovo by the end of this summer, as it does not recognize Kosovo's independence.