Dialogue is the only way for the solution of the political crisis in Kosovo, says Albania’s parliamentary speaker

Dialogue is the only way for the solution of the political crisis in Kosovo, says Albania’s parliamentary speaker

Pristina, 7 December 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Albania’s parliamentary speaker, Ilir Meta has held a visit to Pristina during the weekend to help for a solution of the political crisis.

Accompanied by the Albanian ambassador to Pristina, Qemajl Minxhozi, Meta met with the speaker of the parliament of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli, the three leaders of the opposition parties and the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.

After these meetings, Meta said that dialogue is the only chance to overcome the situation in Kosovo.

“What I have noticed is that there exists a great unleashed potential to move forward in the path of settling these disputes. I believe that if all parties reflect, then there’s a chance for sustainable dialogue, which offers a solution to the claims of the opposition and helps Kosovo for a better functioning”, he declared.

Mr. Meta’s visit followed the invitation made by the prime minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa to the leaders of opposition for a meeting on 7 December in order to discuss a way out of the current situation, where the opposition is against the agreements with Serbia and with Montenegro.

Leaders of the opposition parties said that all agreements must be annulled and its MPs to be released from prison.

Five opposition MPs are being detained or under house arrest.

The opposition is against these agreements and has been blocking parliamentary sessions for over two months now. Tear gas and violence have accompanied parliamentary sessions in the recent months.

The political crisis led to the US State Secretary, John Kerry to call on parties to end violence in parliament.

On his visit to Pristina on Wednesday, he said that USA would never support any agreement “which would threaten the sovereignty, security or independence of Kosovo”. /ibna/