Agreement is reached for two new border crossing points between Kosovo and Serbia

Agreement is reached for two new border crossing points between Kosovo and Serbia

Pristina, 22 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The talks for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia have resulted in the opening of two joint border crossing points between the two nations.

A new border crossing point has been opened between Kamenica and Medvegja and another one between Zubin Potok and Novi Pazar.

Thursday’s meeting has discussed the implementation of the agreement for the Integrated Border Management and free movement.

The Serb and Albanian sides have agreed on pushing forward the agreement of free movement and to remove bureaucracies from the Serb side, especially during the summer, when there are large numbers of people crossing the border.

Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri praised the agreement while commenting the agreement for the border crossing point between Kamenica and Medvegja.

“This will facilitate free movement for Albanians of the Presevo Valley and especially those from Medvegja, because the journey is made 100 km shorter. During the summer season, this crossing point will be an easier point for the Diaspora entering the country”, said minister Tahiri.

Meanwhile, the construction of six permanent border crossing points between Kosovo and Serbia will be funded by the EU. The budget for this amounts to 21 million Euros.

Yesterday’s meeting also reached an agreement for the introduction of customs authorities in the border crossing point of Mutivoda, after the request made by the Albanians living in the commune of Medvegj. /ibna/