German MP Johann Wadephul, chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and rapporteur for the Balkans, said after a meeting with Fatmir Limaj, Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo and co-head of the negotiating team for dialogue with Serbia, in Berlin that Germany is very much interested in helping the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
“For us it is very important that after the conference we had here in Berlin, the idea of exchange of territories or border correction has been put aside. This cannot be a solution for Kosovo, Serbia but can cause more problems than produce positive effects in resolution of problems between these two countries,” Wadephul said.
He urged the two sides to focus on the process of compensation and in preparing for the conference in Paris in July. “We are looking forward to this stage in the hope that we can see concrete results and we would kindly ask the two sides to be well prepared and be in a position to achieve a compromise,” he added.
“Both countries, Serbia and Kosovo, are on the path to Europe and that Germany can do and will do, is of course the issue of visa liberalisation which is important for Kosovo. We hope to find a solution in the foreseeable time for this issue,” he underscored.