President of Albania meets the Kosovar and Serb presidents: Reality dictates a new regional cooperation

President of Albania meets the Kosovar and Serb presidents: Reality dictates a new regional cooperation

Tirana, July 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

In the framework of his participation in the Brdo-Brion Process meeting of the heads of states, which is taking place in Croatia, president of Albania, Bujar Nishani had a meeting with president of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic.

During this meeting, the two personalities agreed on developing bilateral relations, especially in the domain of education, culture and economy.

The head of the state said that in spite of opposite stances about the issue of Kosovo, reality dictates a focused regional cooperation, on the main objective of the European integration. This is the spirit which accompanies the talks between Pristina and Belgrade in Brussels and president Nishani said that the full implementation of the agreements that have been reached with the brokerage of baroness Ashton and the assistance of USA, is very important for both countries and for their respective integration process.

President Nishani expressed his solidarity about the floods which took place in Serbia and which led to serious consequences about the country, hoping that the conference of donors, which will soon convene in Vienna, will result successful.


In Dubrovnik, president Nishani also had a meeting with the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. The meeting discussed topics of bilateral cooperation.

President Jahjaga said that Albanian’s EU candidate status is a big boost for the region, especially for Kosovo, in order to encourage it to implement the necessary reforms for the liberalization of visas and the signature of SAA.

Both presidents agreed that alongside regional incentives which are being driven toward strategic projects, there must also be concrete projects, which automatically increase the efficiency of cooperation.

President Nishani assured president Jahjaga that Albania will continue to coordinate its stances in the framework of the incentives and multilateral organizations that Kosovo is part of or aspires to become a full member and together, both governments must be encouraged to come up with projects which have a direct impact on both countries, based on this mutual solid will. /ibna/