Kosovo authorities did not ban Vucic’s visit, we cancelled it, says Petkovic - Gazeta Express

Kosovo authorities did not ban Vucic’s visit, we cancelled it, says Petkovic

Gazeta Express

26/11/2020 13:48

Director of Serbian Government Office for Kosovo, Petar Petkovic, said that Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has not been barred from entering Kosovo.

Petkovic said that Vucic planned a visit to Kosovo last Saturday, but he cancelled the visit due to the death of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej. He said that no one has stopped Serbian president form entering Kosovo as alleged by Kosovo authorities, adding that such a decision of Kosovo authorities does not exist.

Petkovic has also commented the reaction of Kosovo’s Foreign Minister, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla that Vucic will not be allowed to enter Kosovo without Serbia apologising for the genocide committed in Kosovo. “She wanted to give a political show and give a blow to normalization, relations and the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,” Petkovic told media in Belgrade. Petkovic said that Serbian president was planning to visit northern Kosovo and five locations, which as he said, are suspected of being mass graves with bodies of Serbs and non-Albanians. He said that after Vucic’s request the EU said that tensions should be decreased because of Albanian and Serbian citizens, resulting in cancellation of the visit. /GazetaExpress/