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Dialogue with Serbia / Kurti: It may resume in June!

  • 4/30/2021 8:30 AM
Dialogue with Serbia / Kurti: It may resume in June!

After the meeting with the High Representative of the EU, Josep Borrell, the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti stated that Kosovo is not neglecting the dialogue with Serbia, and it may resume in June.

"Dialogue will not be neglected by us. Initially in May we will have this working dinner with the leaders of the Western Balkans, then sometime in June we can start with the next chapter of the dialogue with the presence of EU mediators", said Kurti in a joint press conference.

Meanwhile, when asked about the refusal of the meeting scheduled for May 11, Kurti reasoned that before resuming the dialogue, he should meet with the opposition and have more information about the agreements signed now for eight years.

"We need more information and documents on past agreements and the process in general to prepare for this. During May we will meet the opposition in Kosovo to have their contribution. We want to have a well-prepared dialogue. We do not want to make mistakes, and this shows that we are taking it very seriously. They just want a well-prepared dialogue," Kurti said.

On the other hand, the Group for the Balkans announced that they have signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Government on the engagement of external experts for the dialogue process.

This group of experts consists of: Bernard Nikaj, Leon Malazogu, Robert Muharremi, Muhamet Mustafa, Veton Surroi, while Blerim Shala is expected to join.

"The engaged experts provide expertise, professional and substantive support for the dialogue process, and are made available to the Prime Minister, his cabinet and the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Development and Dialogue. External experts do not have a representative or leading role and are contracted only by the Balkan Group," the statement said.

/Klara Ruci/