Territorial integrity can’t be undermined, says Kurti after meeting US and EU envoys

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Prime Minister Albin Kurti said that Kosovo’s territorial integrity and sovereignty cannot be undermined, after hosting a meeting with the EU and US Special Envoys for the dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak and Gabriel Escobar.

“We’re determined in that territorial integrity, sovereignty, and the constitutionality and legality of our state remain undermined at all times from every attempt for the opposite”, Kurti declared.

Kurti emphasized that he’s the ‘prime minister of all the people of Kosovo’, beyond ethnic lines, but added that the government is searching for the best practices as there can be no “discriminated and privileged communities”.

Kurti hinted at Serbia’s discrimination against the Albanian minority in Presevo Valley.

Kosovo’s prime minister vowed to increase regional cooperation, but only mentioned the Berlin Process and the Regional Common Market, leaving out the Open Balkan initiative.

Kosovo is one of the three Western Balkan countries that has refused to join the Open Balkan.

“We want EU’s help, something that will be met with the highest respect in our country for European values. So, we see European funds and European values as inextricably linked”, concluded Kurti.

Lajcak and Escobar began their three-day visit to Kosovo by meeting President Vjosa Osmani.

Osmani emphasized Kosovo’s commitment to a dialogue centered around reciprocal recognition.

She also reiterated a long-held stance that Kosovo’s territorial integrity and sovereignty are out of the table of the discussion.

Osmani blamed Serbia for the current stalemate, adding that the latter has also failed to implement the previous agreements.

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