No agreement on suspension of Kosovo, Serbia official visits exists, says PM Hoti - Gazeta Express

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27/11/2020 14:28

No agreement on suspension of Kosovo, Serbia official visits exists, says PM Hoti

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Gazeta Express

27/11/2020 14:28

Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti says no agreement has been reached between Kosovo and Serbia on suspension of senior officials visits. Media reported Thursday that Pristina and Belgrade reached a memorandum of understanding for suspension of visits.

Hoti in a Facebook post, said the Government of Kosovo respects the Agreement on freedom of movement reached between Kosovo and Serbia during the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels recalling that based on  this deal each visit of Serbian senior officials and politicians should be analysed by relevant institutions before being approved or dismissed.

“The reports on reaching of a memorandum of understanding, between the Republic of Kosovo and Serbia, on visits of Serbia’s senior officials, are not true. The Government respects the Agreement on freedom of movement. But each request to visit Kosovo should be analysed by relevant institutions before getting approval or dismissed,” Hoti said.

Radio Free Europe quoting its sources from Brussels reported Thursday that the MoU on official visits was reached after Kosovo rejected a request of senior Serbian officials to visit Kosovo.  Kosovo media published Thursday a letter the EU Special  Representative on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, sent to Kosovo PM Hoti saying that Kosovo violated the Agreement on  freedom of movement it has signed in Brussels by not allowing Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic to visit Kosovo last week. The letter was sent to Hoti on 23 November two days after Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla announced that they have rejected a request for Vucic to visit northern part of Kosovo inhabited mainly by Serbs. /GazetaExpress/