Thaçi: We agreed to disagree, the meeting was exceptionally difficult

Posted in 30 April 2019

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi told reporters after the Berlin Summit that "the meeting was exceptionally difficult" and that it is disappointing that there is no decision yet on visa liberalization for Kosovo.

"Kosovo has made it very clear that we need visa liberalization and that we have met the requirements. There was lack of clarity on visa liberalization, this is injustice and a punishment for Kosovo," Thaçi said.

The Kosovo President reconfirmed the commitment for good neighbourly relations and the normalization of relations with Serbia. "The frozen conflict between Kosovo and Serbia must be overcome and dialogue is the only way forward. There won't be a conditioned process of dialogue ... Dialogue must happen in a normal process and lead to the recognition of Kosovo," he said.

Thaçi confirmed that the next meeting will be held in Paris on June 1. He added that at the core of the future agreement between Kosovo and Serbia must be the letter of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Thaçi argued that there will be no exchange of territories and that he will continue to push for Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac to join the territory of Kosovo. "I will not allow autonomy for Serbs in Kosovo. These ideas are dead. There will also be no Association with executive competencies," he added. Thaçi said the common denominator of the summit was "we agreed to disagree".