“We have agreed to set up an interstate committee composed of ministers and MPs”, Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said today at a joint press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, after the two men had a private meeting.
Kurti emphasized that “I absolutely want to start a Kosovo-Albania cooperation, which has never happened”, adding that in the third decade of the 21st century “there should be a strong start for Kosovo-Albanian cooperation”.
“Thank you very much for the hospitality and the conversations we have had. For the cordial hospitality and for the constructive discussion”, he said.
Kurti emphasized that “in the third decade of the 21st century we have a strong principle of cooperation between Kosovo and Albania, something that has never happened between our two countries”.
“As such, Kosovo and Albania are a priority for each other, as there are no issues awaiting any settlement by the courts. We have agreed to set up an interstate committee of ministers and MPs so that the 77 agreements so far signed can be implemented and new agreements added. I want to increase co-operation, by coordinating, deepening and expanding it”, he said.
Kurti thanked Albania and the Albanian people for their generous and unreserved support for Kosovo. “Kosovo will not have succeeded in war with Serbia, but neither in peace without Albania. We never forget that and we want to move forward together in the 21st century, quickly and dynamically”, he added.
“In particular, we want to work together in the economic, education, security and foreign policy fields, and I believe that these are areas in which we have the same concern as our democratic western allies. I believe that we will prove that as the prime ministers of our two countries we will promote our transnational cooperation to the extent our nation desires, but has not yet seen it happen”, Kurti concluded./ibna