The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, on Tuesday began consultations with opposition political parties on what was said to be the coordination of issues of interest to the country, especially regarding the talks with Serbia.
On Tuesday, he met with the chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, while on Wednesday he is expected to meet with the chairman of the Democratic League, Lumir Abdixhiku. The Democratic Party has rejected the invitation.
A government statement after the meeting reads that “Prime Minister Kurti informed Mr. Haradinaj about the meetings he had with the highest representatives of the European Union in Brussels and about the preparations for the process of future talks with Serbia.”
Talks between Kosovo and Serbia facilitated by the European Union are expected to resume in mid-June, when the first meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is expected to take place.
The President of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj said after the meeting that he has raised some concerns of his subject about the talks with Serbia.
“What we are investigating is a lack of US presence in the dialogue. We think that this is a bad situation for Kosovo, so it upsets the balance of Kosovo’s interests in the dialogue. It would be very useful to appoint an envoy for the dialogue. from America, in this case from President Biden, so to charge someone who represents America in the topic of dialogue “, said Mr. Haradinaj.
He said there is a lot of uncertainty about the negotiation process and the level of representation from the European Union.
“So we see that the main weight in the dialogue has (Miroslav) Lajçak but that is a low level of representation in the agenda, so it is not the leaders, we do not see a complete agenda and the future of the dialogue so that we do not have surprises and remain in what the constitution of the country obliges us “, said Mr. Haradinaj.
Prime Minister Albin Kurti has said that the June meeting with the Serbian president will focus on discussions on how to continue talks on the normalization of relations, which according to him should be based on mutual recognition.
This year marks ten years since the beginning of talks on the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, a condition for the progress of both countries towards European integration.