The meeting of all Western Balkans leaders in Berlin on 29 April, has drawn major attention in Kosovo and the region. Asked about it, Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told the media that he is not aware if this meeting would unblock the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia or not.
Asked about eventual agreement between Kosovo and Serbia at Berlin Summit, Haradinaj said he is not informed about it. “We do not have such information. There is some information in the media but we do not possess such information and we do not know if there is going to be. Nevertheless, I am not mandated to negotiate agreements with Serbia, because the Parliament has mandated the state delegation, the platform. Therefore, I do not see my role as a negotiator at the table. We are representing Kosovo at an important Summit in Berlin,” Haradinaj said.
Asked about the ultimatum of the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to lift the customs tariff by 6 May, Haradinaj said that instead of ultimatums, Serbian decision makers should better offer an agreement for mutual recognition between the two countries.
“I am not prejudging what is going to happen on 6 and after 6 of May, but what I am appealing at all Serbian decisionmakers is that instead of ultimatums, they should return at the table and reach an agreement for mutual recognition. It was already seen that ultimatums and threats do not bring proper results in Balkans and the table, agreement can move us forward. Serbian leaders should sit in order to reach agreement for mutual recognition, with Kosovo in the existing borders,” he said.