Extremism and radicalism are a real threat for the Balkan region

Extremism and radicalism are a real threat for the Balkan region

In the International Conference Against Violent Extremism which is being held in Pristina, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa said that radicalism and extremism pose a real threat for peace and stability in the region and beyond.

“These are phenomena that threaten society and as such, they have no place of their own. They’re issues that are threatening the world, humanity and peace”, Mustafa said.

The Prime Minister said that Kosovo is trying to understand what leads people toward violent extremism.

“We have tried to understand the factors that lead to this way. It is difficult to determine it, but we’re working together to find out and take measures”, Mustafa said.

The Prime Minister said that in the fight against violent extremism, Kosovo is collaborating with neighboring countries and other countries, including Serbia, while saying that there’s a law that forbids the participation of the citizens of Kosovo in foreign conflicts.

Meanwhile, Minister of Interior, Skender Hyseni said that violent extremism must be fought in cooperation with other countries.

“Violent extremism which usually culminates in terrorism, can only be fought in close cooperation with other countries”, said Hyseni.

Hyseni also praised Kosovo’s strategy for the fight against violent extremism.

“We have built an excellent strategy to fight this evil. Kosovo has five member countries in String Cities Network, launched last year by Barack Obama”, said Hyseni.

The conference which is being hosted by the Ministry of Interior will last two days. /balkaneu.com/