Kosovo First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, is in Sofia when he met his Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zahrieva. According to a press release issued by Kosovo Foreign Ministry, Pacolli was told that Kosovo’s dignity in the EU-Western Balkans Summit set to be held on 16-17 May will be fully respected.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov who visited Pristina on Monday handed over the invitation to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to attend the Sofia Summit, But Kosovo’s representation has not been defined, after Spain as one of the five EU member countries which did not recognise Kosovo’s Independence, announced their Prime Minister will boycott the Summit if Kosovo is represented as a country. “Bulgarian Foreign Minister assured Pacolli that she will engage that all those invited attend the EU-WB6 Summit. As far as Kosovo’s participation is concerned, Zaharieva promised finding a solution in order to maintain the coherence, protocol elements of an EU forum, by respecting Kosovo’s dignity,” it is stated in a press release issued by Kosovo Foreign Ministry.
Zaharieva also promised that Bulgaria will facilitate “unblocking of the Agreement on Interconnection between Kosovo and Serbia.”