Slovenia supports Kosovo’s integration in the EU

Slovenia supports Kosovo’s integration in the EU

Pristina, April 10, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

First deputy PM and Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has continued his meetings with Slovenian state leaders, following an earlier visit to Croatia.

Thaci started his bilateral meetings in Slovenia with his counterpart, deputy PM and Foreign Minister, Karl Erjavec.

Erjavec and Thaci said that Kosovo and Slovenia have a very good political and economic collaboration and that they will closely work together for the process of the integration of Kosovo in the EU.

“Kosovo sees Slovenia as an important economic partner and we’re engaging to boost this cooperation even further. We have welcomed investments in telecommunication, air transport, banking system and the presence of Slovenian businesses enriches the market of Kosovo”, Thaci said.

Kosovo and Slovenia must maintain constant political relations on a level of foreign ministers, said Thaci, because the frequent exchanges of bilateral regional and European experiences, according to him, is an important contribution for the strengthening of relations between Kosovo and Slovenia.

Meanwhile, deputy PM of Slovenia, Karl Erjavec, said that with its experience, Slovenia is supporting Kosovo through EU twinning projects, in the strengthening of human resources in the process of EU integration and the reform of public administration.

“Slovenia is the biggest supporter of EU enlargement policies for all the countries of the region. The continuation of the enlargement process of Western Balkan is a priority for our foreign policy and I reconfirmed to my counterpart Thaci the support of Slovenia for the integration of Kosovo in the EU and its accession in regional and international organizations”, said Slovenian deputy PM, Karl Erjavec, adding that he praises the work of the government of Kosovo in meeting its SAA obligations. /ibna/