Thirteen MPs from the Assembly of Kosovo and thirteen from the European Parliament came up today in Strasbourg with a joint statement, which stresses that progress on normalization of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia is necessary, in order for the parties to reach a legally binding agreement through the dialogue facilitated by EU.
These conclusions were made at the joint meeting co-headed by Memli Krasniqi and Tonino Picula, where fruitful discussions on a range of significant issues, including implementation of the Stabilisation Association Agreement, visa liberlaisation process for Kosovo citizens and importance of the resumption of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia were discussed.
They also discussed the social and economic situation in Kosovo as well as the process of transformation of Kosovo Security Force into a regular army.
Members had different opinions on the tariff imposed for the products imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It was stressed that Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria for visa liberalization and that respective EU institutions should bring decisions on the matter without further delay.
Co-heads welcomed open discussions on all the issues in the agenda and pledged to continue with very good relations between the two parliaments.
Their seventh meeting will be held in Pristina on 28 and 29 October 2019.