Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj accused President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama of discussing plans for partition of Kosovo under the mediation of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
“These is well-grounded suspicion that Aleksandar Vucic, Edi Rama and Hashim Thaci discussed partition of Kosovo and there is also well-grounded suspicion that this was done under the leadership of Mogherini. It would be good for them to apologise now for wasting so much time on this issue,” Haradinaj said at a conference organised by the Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI). “Mogherini has no more time to lead the dialogue. I have sympathies for her but whoever speaks about Kosovo’s borders with another state is an enemy of the country that I lead,” he added.
“Twenty years have passed since the end of war in Kosovo and we have no interest of opening the Kosovo of 17 February because this was closed by the International Court of Justice. I can assure you that anyone that tells you that peace can be achieved through shifting borders or correction is wrong, peace cannot be achieved but only war and tragedy,” Haradinaj said.
Haradinaj also spoke about the import tax on Serbia emphasizing that there are no plans for its withdrawal. “The tax will not be lifted, if Serbia waits so will we. Pressure will not work – this was proven with the tax that all that pressure produced no effect,” he said adding that he will not accept conditions for continuation of dialogue.
Speaking about upcoming meeting in Paris with the Serbian side, Haradinaj said that Kosovo leaders need to speak in one voice. He said five participants from the Kosovo side have been so far confirmed but added that he would also like to see representatives from the Democratic League of Kosovo and Vetevendosje attend the event.