The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, clearly stated her position against "Open Balkans" project, where during an interview given to Deutche Welle, she said that in all initiatives the leaders of the state of Kosovo protect only the interests of a sovereign and independent Kosovo. And this is exactly what happens when we reject the Open Balkans initiative, known as the Novi Sad initiative, because there we can not advance the interests of the Republic of Kosovo, as an independent state, while Serbia continues to deny our existence as state ", said Osmani.
She stressed that for years Albania-Kosovo relations have cooled, although Kosovo has not been the cause for this. "I would not say that this has to do with the last few weeks. It is something that has been happening for years, however, we as new institutions of Kosovo have not given a single reason that would push Albania to cool relations with Kosovo or not to support Kosovo ", said the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti made clear this position, against the initiative of the Open Balkans, where even after meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Tirana, he stressed that Kosovo has no reason to change, but stressed that pressure should be put on Serbia to recognize it as an independent state.