Thaçi: North will remain part of Kosovo; no demarcation negotiations in Brussels

Hashim Thaçi during his visit to Croatia; Photo: Office of President of Kosovo

PRISTINA – President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi clarified which kind of demarcation he supports, and also announced a referendum while participating at the roundtable discussion “What Serbia-Kosovo border correction implies?” organized by Kosova Democratic Institute.

According to KoSSev, Thaçi said he is currently working on four priorities: final agreement with Serbia, mutual recognition, international organizations membership and border correction.

“That does not mean we will have a division, there will be no secession of the North. We shall not speak about Gazivode. It is absurd to say that border correction will lead to a conflict. The time of wars between Kosovo and Serbia is over”, he emphasised.

He added that he hopes demarcation talks will include Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa, municipalities in Serbia, becoming a part of Kosovo.

“Citizens will vote in favour or against demarcation on a referendum”, Thaçi stated, portal reports.

Despite these announcement, the Office of President of Kosovo confirmed for Zeri that during the forthcoming round of dialogue in Brussels on 7 September there will be no discussion on either border correction or Association of Serbian municipalities.

Instead, the statement reads, Thaçi will present “modalities for reaching a final agreement.”