European Western Balkans

David Hale met with Hashim Thaçi, Ramush Haradinaj and Kadri Veseli

Kosovo Assembly; Photo: Kosovo Assembly

PRISTINA – A State Department’s top official asked Pristina authorities to revoke the 100 percent tariffs for the goods from Serbia and Bosnia, according to Serbia’s public broadcaster RTS, which carried the media reporting in the Albanian language.

David Hale, the Under Secretary of the State for Political Affairs, met Pristina’s senior officials, President Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli, at the US Embassy’s building on Saturday.

No statement or press release was issued following the meeting and, according to Pristina-based media, the three Kosovo officials met in a local restaurant after they left the premises of the US Embassy.

According to President Thaçi, the talks with Hale focused on the current situation in Kosovo, its Euro-Atlantic future, current developments in the Balkans and the relations between Kosovo and the USA.

As he wrote on his Facebook profile, the talks put “a special accent” on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue and a possibility of a comprehensive final agreement that would close all open issues between the two countries.

According to Prime Minister Haradinaj the meeting was “open and sincere,” followed by discussion on Kosovo’s readiness to resume the dialogue with Serbia, which would result in mutual recognition within the already existing borders.

“Kosovo is more ready than ever, to continue dialogue with Serbia unified in one voice and to contribute to the good neighbourhood, peace and stability. This unity is even more significant after the adoption of the Platform and Law on Dialogue,” Haradinaj wrote on his Facebook profile.



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