BRUSSELS – The European Union congratulates the new Kosovo government led by Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and looks forward to joint work to advance EU-Kosovo relations, reads the joint statement by EU High Representative Josep Borell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi.
“The coronavirus pandemic will remain a shared challenge for the foreseeable future and the EU will continue to stand by Kosovo and its people. We also want to see Kosovo advance on its European path”, it is written in the statement and added that this will require determined reform efforts to strengthen the rule of law, in particular the fight against corruption and organised crime, and to promote socio-economic development.
It is added that a swift resumption of the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, with the support of EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajčák, is essential to achieve a comprehensive normalisation of relations with Serbia.
“The EU-facilitated Dialogue is the only way to turn Kosovo’s European future into a reality for its citizens”, Borrell and Várhelyi wrote.
Grenell welcomes the formation of the Kosovo government
US Special Envoy Richard Grenell welcomed the election of the new Kosovo government headed by Avdullah Hoti.
“I welcome the new Government of Kosovo and look forward to continuation of the partnership renewal with it and the dialogue with Serbia,” Grenell said.