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Gazeta Express

04/02/2020 14:52

US Envoy urges Kosovo revoke tax on Serbian goods

Ballina

Gazeta Express

04/02/2020 14:52

US envoy on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell, called on new Government headed by Albin Kurti to revoke the tax on Serbian goods as soon as possible and announced progress in Dialogue.

US President Donald Trump’s Envoy on dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia told the Associated Press that “we expect the tariffs to be dropped immediately.”

“We made clear to all the (Kosovo) party leaders that dropping the tariffs was in the best interest of Kosovo and its economy, and the desire to attract new businesses,” he told AP. Grenell announced progress in stalled dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade after Kosovo Government introduced in November 2018 a 100 percent tax on all Serbian imports countering Serbia’s aggressive campaign against Kosovo’s statehood.  

Grenell announced progress in the dialogue. “There are more announcements coming soon because both sides are eager to move forward. These moves will create a better life for the people of the region,” he said.

Grenell last month brokered tentative deals to resume railway and air links between the two states that have been suspended for 21 years, AP reports. /Gazeta Express/