BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic will hold meetings with US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, August 16.

The Serbian government and the presidential press office announced the meetings would take place in the Palace of Serbia.

During an August 15-17 tour of the Balkans, Biden will hold meetings with the president and the prime minister of Serbia and speak with the Kosovo authorities, Reuters has reported, quoting a White House statement.

The statement “did not say what subjects would be discussed,” the agency noted.

In Kosovo, Biden will hold bilateral talks with President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, and will also attend a dedication ceremony for a road being named after the vice president’s son, Joseph “Beau” Biden, for his contributions to Kosovo.

Biden in May 1998: “I was suggesting we bomb Belgrade”

Joe Biden is known in Serbia for his anti-Serb rhetoric. “We should announce there’s going to be American casualties. We should go to Belgrade and we should have a Japanese-German style occupation of that country.” Biden said once. He was also suggesting bombing of the Serbian capital Belgrade.

At the point of this hearing in May 1998 with the Albanian American Civic League, Joe Biden had already made himself the reputation of being the biggest anti-Serb in Washington who tried to implement the harshest policies towards this entire people, some of which he brags about in this hearing.

Joe Biden and Aleksandar Vucic spoke in March this year on the occasion of anniversary of the start of the 1999 NATO bombing campaign.

The Vice President told the Prime Minister that he regretted the loss of civilian life in that campaign and during the wars of the 1990s. The Vice President commended Prime Minister Vucic for his vision in working to build Serbia’s European future. The leaders reiterated the importance of the close ties enjoyed by United States and Serbia and agreed on the need to maintain momentum on the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue in the interest of promoting stability and prosperity for all people in the region.