Shpend Ahmeti, co-head of Kosovo’s Negotiating Team in discussions with Serbia, has reacted to the news that their delegation requested suspension of 100-percent tax on Serbian products.
“Some media are informing that State Delegation allegedly was announced for suspension of the tax.
The State Delegation has not been declared pro suspension of the tax. There are different subjective positions and they are already known to the public. Furthermore, I was not declared for suspension of the tax neither during these meetings nor in other meetings. We spoke about the justification of the tax and why it was required.
The U.S. position is clear. The reason for the tax is also clear. It remains now to Kosovo to decide which is the strategic interest. Any action that is seen as personal victory and election victory, harms Kosovo and its negotiating position,” wrote Ahmeti.