Kurti in Lezha on national unity: The Constitution of Kosovo forbids us, we do not change it - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

02/03/2021 14:25

Kurti in Lezha on national unity: The Constitution of Kosovo forbids us, we do not change it

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Gazeta Express

02/03/2021 14:25

Vetevendosje leader, Albin Kurti, visited today Lezha on the anniversary of the League of Lezha held on 2 March 1444 when the Albanian national hero Scanderbeg gathered Albanian noblemen and forged an alliance against Ottoman Empire.

Kurti was seen in Lezha accompanied by representatives of Skopje, Presevo and Tuz. He was accompanied by Ilaz Shehu, a Vetevendosje candidate for MP in Albania, Ziadin Sela, chairman of the Alliance for Albanians in North Macedonia, Shaip Kamberi, Albanian MP in the Assembly of Serbia, and Mayor of Tuz, Nik Gjeloshaj.

“Undoubtedly, Albania and Kosovo as states as institutions must be coordinated towards approximation, integration and union, above all in the key areas such as security, energy and natural resources, and foreign policy,” said Kurti when asked by the media about the issue of national unification. “Unfortunately, the Constitution of Kosovo contains a contradiction: while Article 1.1 says that Kosovo is an independent state, Article 1.3 prohibits us from joining another state. So, the independence of Kosovo does not constitutionally allow the unification with another independent state, but at the same time it is an obstacle to integration, such as the European one. In Kosovo we do not have a law on referendum, and we do not change the Constitution, but no doubt this is the historical intention and desire of the Albanians.” /GazetaExpress/