Germany demands the formation of the Special Tribunal

Germany demands the formation of the Special Tribunal

Pristina, April 29, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Foreign Minister of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier traveled to Pristina, where he held a meeting with the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.

Steinmeier considered dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia as important, along with the implementation of the agreements reached in the framework of dialogue, which leads toward the normalization of relations between them.

The German diplomat spoke about the importance of what according to him is Kosovo’s international obligation with the creation of the Special Tribunal, which he said that it requires a general consensus in society.

Steinmeier said that with the formation of this Tribunal, Kosovo will do a favor to its past, by removing every suspicion for war crimes. “I believe that this will happen and a decision will be made for this in the weeks to come. This is a proof that Kosovo not only has a will to meet its international obligations. This is a good step and an important one. I believe that Kosovo does a favor to its history and young generations and has a responsibility to its history and through this Tribunal, it will handle those issues which have been raised”, said the German diplomat.

As far as this request is concerned, president Jahjaga said that the institutions of the country are working in order to meet international obligations with the creation of the Special Tribunal and informed minister Steinmeier about all the steps taken so far in this process.

Meanwhile, president Jahjaga said that Kosovo and the region have only one alternative and that is EU integration, Therefore, stability and cooperation and cross neighboring relations define the integrating dynamic”, she added.

Jahjaga said that Kosovo and Serbia have achieved a number of agreements which require full implementation. She demanded for Serbia’s European path to be conditioned with the fulfillment of international obligations.

The German minister visits Kosovo after the visit that he made in Belgrade, from where he declared that nobody in Europe has changed the conditions on Serbia and nobody has introduced new conditions as far as its EU accession is concerned. /ibna/