High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell spoke to the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti on the phone on Friday 19 June.
High Representative Borrell congratulated Prime Minister Hoti on his appointment. They discussed issues which will be crucial for Kosovo in the coming period, including the need for determined efforts by Kosovo to advance EU-related reforms and to strengthen the rule of law.
High Representative Borrell expressed satisfaction regarding the first visit of EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajčák to Kosovo earlier this week and stressed the need for a swift resumption the Dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade.
He recalled that the future of the Western Balkans is European and in this context the path to Europe for Kosovo and Serbia goes through the EU-facilitated Dialogue.