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VITINA, Kosovo — U.S. Army officials met with a Kosovar civil relief agency Wednesday to discuss ways of bringing stability to Albanians and Serbs living in Kosovo.

Members of the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), from the Pennsylvania National Guard, suggested ways that community leaders can learn to help themselves.

The guardsmen want Albanian and Serbian community leaders, especially those in Vitina County, to work together to rebuild Kosovo. The county is home to both ethnic groups.

Ahmet Vishi, commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps 363rd Detachment, said through an interpreter that his agency is ready. Major issues the corps faces include finishing a major water project within the county, as well as getting more supplies for the children.

Lt. Col. Louis Fazekas, commander of the 2-112th Infantry Regiment, said the unit is willing to help the community, but is encouraging leaders to accomplish major projects on their own.

Vishi said the community is taking steps toward that goal, but would still like the Americans to work with his agency on some projects, such as delivering supplies to children.

He said the gesture would go a long way toward improving relations in the community.

Fazekas also suggested that talks between the Albanians and Serbs begin on neutral ground at Camp Bondsteel.

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