EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkans regional issues, Miroslav Lajčák, continued his discussions about next steps in the EU-facilitated Dialogue during his visit to Kosovo from 15 to 17 September 2021.
Mr. Lajčák held substantive meetings with Prime Minister Albin Kurti and First Deputy Prime Minister and Chief negotiator Besnik Bislimi his two main interlocutors in Kosovo. In their discussions, they took stock of the Dialogue process so far and discussed future steps, including the next high-level, as well as the next Chief negotiators’ meeting.
While in Pristina, the EU Special Representative also met with President Vjosa Osmani, Speaker of the Assembly Glauk Konjufca, caucus leaders in the parliament, as well as the leaders of political parties, including PDK, LDK, AAK, and the Serbian List. In his interactions, he stressed the important role of both parliament and the opposition in supporting the government in the EU-facilitated Dialogue.
“Kosovo has made great progress in many areas and much of this can be directly attributed to the Dialogue, but just imagine the additional benefits Kosovo can gain for its citizens by reaching a final comprehensive normalisation Agreement with Serbia”, EU Special Representative Lajčák stressed.
During his visit, he also exchanged views about the benefits of full normalisation of relations with Serbia with representatives of the business community in Kosovo and he also discussed with students.