Prime Minister Albin Kurti took part in today’s informal dinner in Brussels together with other leaders of the Western Balkans, a dinner organized by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
After this meeting, Kurti said that in this meeting, among other things, he emphasized in particular the issue of the need for visa liberalization for the citizens of Kosovo, reports Zeri.info.
“The emphasis was on the relationship of the Western Balkans with the European Union, on the need for deadlines in the future so that as soon as all countries can advance in European integration. I have emphasized in particular the issue of the need for visa liberalization for Kosovo. “But not only that, we need investments in the economy, which reduce emigration and increase employment, especially for the youth”, said Kurti.
Kurti told a news conference that there are still war criminals in the Western Balkans who dominate institutions and political parties.
“On the other hand, all countries will be able to move much faster if they adhere to the three important values, democratization, rule of law and dealing with the past, so the war criminals are eliminated from the political and institutional scene. Even further in the Western Balkans we have war criminals and peace criminals, who dominate institutions and with political parties. “This will end and in this way I believe that the conditions will be created for even more hope within the Western Balkans and confidence in the future”, said Kurti.
He also spoke about the next meeting with the leaders of the Western Balkans. He announced that they agreed to hold the meeting in the Balkans.
“These meetings will continue. It was agreed that the next meeting would be held somewhere in the Balkans next time. And one of the countries will be the host country for this “, said Kurti.
Regarding the resumption of dialogue with Serbia, Kurti said he did not know the exact date when, but close to mid-June.
“It will be somewhere around the middle of June. I can not say exactly now, but there will be a meeting to discuss how to proceed. We need to agree on the process ahead, as we can not continue as it was in recent years with previous governments. We want a well-prepared, principled dialogue as equal parties, in which, of course, the essence is already what President Bideni and many other world leaders have said, that the choice has the name of the key word mutual recognition. “Neither Serbia recognizes Kosovo nor Kosovo recognizes Serbia, and mutual recognition is what would greatly contribute to peace, stability and long-term security in the region,” said Prime Minister Kurti. / Voice