Ashton: Thaci is an inspiration for state leaders in the region

Ashton: Thaci is an inspiration for state leaders in the region

Pristina, November 4, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Baroness Catherine Ashton, whose term in office as EU chief of foreign affairs ended last week, has said that she hopes that the political ability of Kosovo’s PM, Hashim Thaci, to serve as an inspiration for other state leaders of the region.

Ashton expressed this in a letter sent to PM Thaci on the occasion of the termination of her term in office.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the cooperation that we’ve had in the recent years and I’d like to say that I’m proud for what we have achieved together in the framework of the talks between Kosovo and Serbia, brokered by the European Union

In our meetings, we discussed a number of issues, which were sensitive and complex and I have always praised your judgment and courage in relation to taking difficult decisions for the best interest of Kosovo. I strongly believe that your political ability as a state man will inspire all other state leaders in the region”, says Ashton in the letter.

Baroness Ashton also assured PM Thaci that the European Union will remain a partner of Kosovo in order to mark further progress in joint projects. /ibna/