Kurz: Violence is not a solution, decisions taken in Brussels must be respected

Kurz: Violence is not a solution, decisions taken in Brussels must be respected

Pristina, 12 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Violence is not a solution and the decisions taken in Brussels must be respected. This was the advice given to the PM of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa and Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci by the Austrian Foreign Minister, Sebastien Kurz.

“We know that you are in a difficult position. We have seen the violence and I would like to appeal to everyone to give up on violence and engage in a democratic dialogue. Violence is not a solution and it must be condemned”, declared Kurz in meetings with state leaders in Pristina.

Kurz added that the opposition must cooperate with the government in a democratic way and that the decisions taken in Brussels must be respected, as “there is no other alternative”.

Kurz said that the reforms in the economy must continue, corruption must be fought and the state must be strengthened in order for investors who are already here to remain here and for others to come.

The Austrian diplomat praised the progress being made in Kosovo, by expressing further support by Austria.

Meanwhile, PM Mustafa said that the meeting discussed on the cooperation between the two countries, especially in the domain of economic development and Austria’s support in the integration process.

“I expressed my gratitude for Austria’s support to Kosovo and the will that there exists to boost cooperation between the two countries, especially in the domain of economy and investments”, Mustafa declared.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci said that he thanked his Austrian counterpart for the efforts made to guarantee peace, stability and good relations in the region and mentioned the contribution of this state for the accession of Kosovo in “regional, European and world organizations”. /ibna/