Albania-Kosovo, the third meeting between the governments

Albania-Kosovo, the third meeting between the governments

Pristina, 2 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The third meeting between the government of Albania and that of Kosovo will be held tomorrow in Pristina, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between them and boost economic developments between the two countries.

The next meeting is expected to be significant because 7 agreements will be signed relating to the domain of customs, tax policies, public administration, environment, etc.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa declared that the steps that have been taken will consolidate an irreversible process, which aims at realizing national unity through accession in the European Union.

“Through the advancement of joint relations, Kosovo and Albania offer a direct contribution for peace, security and regional stability and at the same time, they promote further Europeanization of the region”, Mustafa said.

While the leaders of the two governments promise cooperation in all domains, analysts in Pristina told IBNA that the agreements that have been reached so far have not been beneficial and some of them have not been implemented.

Analyst Halil Matoshi told IBNA that the meetings between the two governments are a farce, because no great political idea has come and no economic and cultural project.

“This is a charade of the two governments of the poorest countries of the world. Governments of Tirana and Pristina do not uphold the interests of their citizens”, he says.

Expert of economic affairs, Shkelzen Dakaj told IBNA that the agreements that have been reached in the first and second meeting have not been implemented and have not given concrete results.

“There are many gridlocks caused by the negligence or the failure to create work groups in order to advance with the agreements reached between the governments. So far the agreements for the lifting of trade barriers, for the exploitation of energy sources and several other memorandums, have not been respected”, he says.

However, as of last year, relations between Albania and Kosovo have significantly intensified and cooperation between them has expanded in all domains. /