The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Donika Gërvalla, together with the Prime Minister Albin Kurti, met today with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is paying a visit to Albania.
Gërvalla, through a post on Facebook, has announced the topics that were discussed during this meeting.
She stressed that together with Kurti and Merkel they talked about the new political reality in Kosovo, discussing the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
We also talked with Mrs. Merkel about the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, emphasizing the need for Serbia to face its past and making it clear that Kosovo “does not return before 2008” when it comes to Serbia’s position and future. “between the two countries”, she wrote on Facebook. / Voice
Her full post:
Together with Prime Minister Kurti today we traveled to Tirana and participated in the meeting organized by the German Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel, with the leaders of the Western Balkan countries.
Initially, in the framework of a joint working lunch, the challenges and the future of the region were discussed, focusing on the processes related to the integration of the Western Balkan countries into the European Union.
Then we held a special meeting with Chancellor Merkel where we first talked in detail about the new political reality in Kosovo and the long and fruitful partnership and cooperation between the two countries.
During the discussion on regional developments in the Western Balkans, it was emphasized that the Berlin Process is the common platform in the process of integration of the Western Balkan countries into the EU. Prime Minister Kurti also stressed the EU presence in regional initiatives as necessary for the region.
We also talked with Ms. Merkel about the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, emphasizing the need for Serbia to face its past and making it clear that Kosovo “does not return before 2008” when it comes to Serbia’s position and future. relations between the two states.
The rule of law, democratization, dealing with the past and the reciprocity of minority rights were highlighted as necessary not only for better regional co-operation, but also on the path of the Western Balkan countries towards the EU.
Mrs. Merkel conveyed her thanks and expressed her deep gratitude to the citizens and the government of Kosovo for the commitment and support of Germany in general and in particular Mrs. Merkel at crucial moments for Kosovo.