Lajčák and Thaçi: Kosovo needs the dialogue

EU Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajčák wrote on his Twitter account today, after a meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, that they agreed that Kosovo needs the dialogue, as well as a comprehensive agreement, FoNet reports.

“I had a very good and extremely insightful conversation with President Hashim Thaçi. We agreed that Kosovo needs the Dialogue and needs a comprehensive agreement,” Lajčák wrote.

 

After the meeting, Thaçi stated that they primarily discussed reaching a final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia during the meeting.

“I can conclude that our conversation was correct, constructive, open and friendly, and it referred to finding opportunities for reaching a final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, which would mean mutual recognition and the possibility for Kosovo to join the UN,” Thaçi said.

He also demanded that the European Union move faster to the liberalization of the visa regime for the citizens of Kosovo, stating that the only future for Kosovo is to be part of NATO and the EU.

“Kosovo has met all the criteria and I believe the time has come for the European Union to put the possibility of mutual recognition talks on the table, because that should be the first point of the agreement,” Thaçi said, expressing confidence that only mutual recognition can guarantee peace and stability in the region and friendship between the two countries.

He pointed out that he talked about the same topics with Lajčák in Brussels and with American officials in Washington.

“I see EU-US coordination. That is a good and encouraging message to be united in relation to Serbia, which would enable faster economic development,” Thaçi concluded.