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