The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, was present this Thursday at the Round Table with the Government of Greece, where he asked this country to join the bloc of countries that have recognized Kosovo.
During a meeting with his counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Kosovo Kurti said that Kosovo wants to build on existing historical ties between the two peoples and establish relations with Greece, as an important element for long-term regional stability.
"Greece and Kosovo must strengthen their independent relations because of the long common history, the common goal of peace and security in the Balkans and the long common future," said Kurti.
Meanwhile, the Greek Prime Minister reaffirmed the commitment of the Hellenic state in promoting and further strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the framework of promoting the European perspective of the Western Balkans.
"During this meeting, they also talked about the increase of bilateral economic relations between Kosovo and Greece", it is said in the announcement.
Recently, there have been signals suggesting that official Athens may recognize the state of Kosovo. Greek Foreign Minister Dendias visited Kosovo on June 4th and announced that he would pay another visit in a few months, which would serve to continuously improve bilateral relations.
He stated that Greece will support the continuation of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, and said that he is in contact with the EU envoy for dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak.