Ambassadors: The election of the president is in line with the Constitution

Ambassadors: The election of the president is in line with the Constitution

Pristina, 11 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli received today in a meeting the US ambassador, Greg Delawie, British ambassador, Ruairi O’Connell and the Norwegian ambassador, Jan Braathu.

The meeting discussed the political crisis and the election of the new president of Kosovo.

UK ambassador, Ruairi O’Connell said that parliament of Kosovo must vote the new president of the country until 8 March of this year.

“We talked about the election of the president. Kosovo is a sovereign country and leaders of Kosovo will be elected based on the laws and voters of Kosovo. For us it’s important that every law and the Constitution of the country be respected”, O’Connell said.

Commenting on the request of the opposition about early elections, the British ambassador said that he sees this as a domestic issue of Kosovo, which “must be solved by the Kosovars”.

Norwegian ambassador, Jan Braathu said that he has received assurances by the speaker of parliament that the process of the election of the president was going to be transparent.

“Kosovo needs a president, but this must be done by coordinating with institutions. We hope that all parties will respect the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Kosovo and engage in a constructive way for a solution”, Braathu said.

Meanwhile, US ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie has not talked with journalists after the meeting.

On his part, speaker of parliament, Veseli said that he continues to believe that the spirit of dialogue and communication must prevail over all destructive political tendencies. He said that the election of the president of Kosovo will be entirely constitutional, democratic, transparent and inclusive. /ibna/