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It’s worth discussing swap of Presheva Valley with the north of Kosovo, says President’s advisor

It’s worth discussing swap of Presheva Valley with the north of Kosovo, says President’s advisor GazetaExpress

Blerim Shala, political advisor to Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, talking on final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia said that it is worth discussing with Serbia swapping of Presheva Valley inhabited mainly by Albanians with the north of Kosovo inhabited by Serbs.

Shala in an interview with T7 reminded that earlier President Thaci considered land swap with Serbia as “very dangerous,” noting that things have changed over the last weeks, including change of stance of the US related to exchange of territories between Kosovo and Serbia. “The US stance changed,” Shala said. “There are demands for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement, to try at least,” he said. But Shala said that border issues was never addressed explicitly during Kosovo-Serbia dialogue in Brussels facilitated by the EU.

Shala said that reaching a potential final agreement with Serbia said that internationals advised Kosovo leaders to ask Serbia to officially recognise Kosovo. He said that even after a final agremenet Kosovo and Serbia should solve many important issues, such as pensions fund of Kosovo, and demarcation of border between the two countries.  

Shala also commented the idea of political representatives of Presheva Valley who called on Kosovo MPs to adopt a resolution asking unification of the Valley with Kosovo. Shala said that such an initiative is not in violation with the Constitution, as alleged by the opposition parties in Kosovo. /Express/

    Date: 13 September 2018 10:47
    Author: GazetaExpress

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