Chollet congratulates Kurti on the agreement reached in Ohrid

Chollet congratulates Kurti on the agreement reached in Ohrid

The senior adviser of the US Department of State, Derek Chollet, congratulated the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, on the agreement reached in Ohrid between Kosovo and Serbia – during a telephone conversation on Thursday.

This is stated in the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Office.

They “talked about the high-level political meeting” between Kurti and the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, and this congratulation comes “after long and difficult negotiations”.

On February 27, Kosovo and Serbia agreed on the Agreement towards normalization, otherwise known as the European proposal.

Meanwhile, on March 18, the parties agreed on the Annex for the implementation of this agreement.

The European Union and the United States have said that although this agreement was not signed by the parties, they consider it binding.

The agreement with 11 articles does not oblige Serbia to recognize Kosovo, but it does require both countries to accept each other’s documents and symbols, including: passports, diplomas and license plates.

It also asks the parties to implement all the agreements reached so far in the dialogue for the normalization of relations, including the one for the formation of the Association of municipalities with a Serbian majority in Kosovo, which the Government in Prishtina has rejected until now, on the grounds that it could endanger the functionality of the state.