BELGRADE – Serbia’s president criticised the outgoing US administration, voicing hope that President-elect Donald Trump would be more favourable towards Belgrade over the thorny issue of Kosovo, reports.

President Tomislav Nikolic told the US ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott during a meeting that the United States had caused “many troubles” for Serbia, according to a statement from Nikolic’s office.

“I hope that this kind of behaviour will cease with the new administration,” he said.

Trump, who takes office on Friday, is popular in Serbia, where he is perceived as a leader likely to adopt a more “pro-Serbian” policy regarding the Kosovo issue.