Kosovo: Kurti looking to normalize relations with Serbia

Kosovo: Kurti looking to normalize relations with Serbia

Kosovo’s caretaker Prime Minister Albin Kurti said today that he wanted to normalize relations with Serbia through mutual recognition, noting that the dialogue should continue, yet without “any maps on the table”.

“There is no dialogue when the maps are on the table, nor is there a president for the maps. The final outcome of the talks should be mutual recognition”, Kurti said during a teleconference with students at Harvard University.

In addition, Kurti stressed that reducing unemployment and combating crime and corruption were two problems he faced when he became head of the Kosovar government, and that his management program was based on those two priorities, with respect for the law and creating new jobs.

Earlier, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak contacted caretaker Prime Minister Albin Kurti over the phone.

According to a Twitter post, the European official said he had a very good call with Albin Kurti and discussed the progression of the corona pandemic and its treatment, the current political situation and political developments, as well as the need for visa liberalization. /ibna