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Haradinaj withdraws Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid

Ramush Haradinaj; Photo: Aleanca Për Ardhmërin e Kosovës

PRISTINA – Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj on Thursday withdrew Kosovo’s Interpol membership bid, his office has announced.

The move came after Deputy PM and FM Behgjet Pacolli said earlier in the day Pristina did not have enough votes to be admitted to Interpol.

As PM of Kosovo, today I decided in favour of postponing the vote on Kosovo’s application for Interpol membership at the organisation’s upcoming meeting, Haradinaj said in an official statement.

A debate on Kosovo’s membership bid – submitted by Pristina in 2016 – was scheduled for the September 26 Interpol General Assembly meeting in China, but has now been postponed for a second time.

Last November, the General Assembly also postponed the debate pending completion of a membership study.

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