Kosovo president Hashim Thaci during a press conference on Tuesday welcomed an invitation of the US special envoy on dialogue, Richard Grenell, of Kosovo and Serbia representatives for a meeting in Washington on 27 June, stressing that it is high time to move forward with concrete steps to restore peace in the Western Balkans.
According to him, the meeting in the White House was scheduled thanks to the persistence of US Ambassador Grenell and strong support of US President Donald Trump, expressing his conviction that this process will succeed.
“The US position and the invitation for a meeting at the White House on 27 June, boosts hope and optimism that this process will succeed because it has the support of the US, and the President Trump himself, as well as persistence of the Ambassador Grenell. Kosovo has always trusted the US and has prevailed”, Thaci said.
According to Kosovo president the negotiations in Washington are on the basis of the mutual recognition of Kosovo and Serbia. “This process is about mutual recognition of Kosovo and Serbia. This process is about Kosovo and its citizens in partnership with the US; I am convinced that we will succeed”, Thaci said, adding that Kosovo has no time to lose or hesitate, and that the country should move forward and join the United Nations and other international organisations.
“This can be achieved only in partnership with the US, and European countries”, the President of Kosovo concluded./ibna