President Jahjaga meets political leaders for the solution of the political crisis

President Jahjaga meets political leaders for the solution of the political crisis

Pristina, 8 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has started a meeting with the leaders of political parties in order to find a solution for the political crisis.

Present in the meeting are PM Isa Mustafa who is also leader of the Democratic Union of Kosovo (LDK), Hashim Thaci, deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and the leader of the opposition and of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo Party, Ramush Haradinaj.

During this meeting, prime minister of Kosovo declared that problems should be solved through dialogue and not through other non democratic methods.

“We believe that we must solve all issues through dialogue and arguments and not through violence”, Mustafa said.

Meanwhile, deputy Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said that the president’s incentive for a meeting with the leaders of all political parties is the right step.

“The opposition must join dialogue. This is the only solution and the best chance. This is also the will of the citizens and it is what the international community has suggested. We must sit down and talk. We have a clear agenda of the interests of Kosovo”, Thaci declared.

The leaders of the two other opposition parties, Visar Ymeri of Self Determination and Fatmir Limaj of Incentive, have not responded to President Jahjaga’s invitation.

The spokesman of Self Determination Party, Frasher Krasniqi, declared that the meeting called by president Jahjaga is pointless.

But, when commenting the decision of the leader of AAK to participate in this meeting, Krasniqi said that although there are differences between opposition parties, cooperation will continue.

“The opposition block continues to have its stance. It’s another thing that the Alliance (AAK) has decided to go there. This is their decision. We have nothing to comment about the decision of another party. We have differences, but we continue to cooperate and be united”, Krasniqi declared.

Incentive for Kosovo MP, Valdete Bajrami said that her party would sit down and talk if the topic of these meetings would be the date of extraordinary elections.

The meeting called by the president of the country in order to find a political solution and for the parliament of Kosovo to return to normality after the opposition has blocked its normal proceedings.

The functioning of parliament is seen as vital for Kosovo, because in a month’s time, this institution must elect the new president of Kosovo. Otherwise, the country would sink into a deep institutional and political crisis. /ibna/