Borrell letter to Kosovo PM Kurti: Looking forward to hosting you for the next high-level meeting of the Dialogue
The EU High Representative, Josep Borrell, sent a letter to Kosovo
Prime Minister Albin Kurti congratulating him on the formation of the new Government.
Borrell told Kurti that he looks forward to hosting him in Brussels for the next
high-level meeting of the Dialogue as soon as possible and resume the EU-facilitated
dialogue with Belgrade.
Borrell also said that the European Union has stood firmly by Kosovo
and its people in the fightr against COVID-19 pandemic.
“This fight will remain a major priority for the foreseeable future. We
also want to see Kosovo advance on its European path. Determined reform efforts
will be needed to strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo and to promote
socio-economic development. The European Union stands ready to support you in
this regard,” Borrell wrote on a letter published by Kurti’s Cabinet.
Borrell said that turning Kosovo’s European perspective into a reality
for its citizens also requires a swift continuation of the EU-facilitated
Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and the comprehensive normalisation of relations
with Serbia. “I welcome your commitment to constructively engage in the
Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue without delay. I look forward to hosting you for the
next high-level meeting of the Dialogue as soon as possible and remain firmly
committed to helping the two sides achieve a comprehensive agreement,” Borrell
wrote in his letter.
The EU High Representative stressed that the comprehensive
normalisation of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia, addressing all
outstanding issues, is crucial for the respective European path of Kosovo and
Serbia and for your citizens. This is also key for improving regional
cooperation. “I wish you every success in your new role and look forward to
meeting you at the earliest opportunity.” Borrell concludes his letter.