Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who on Thursday received Albanian passport, told the media that he will not use it when traveling abroad. Haradinaj was granted Albanian citizenship in 2017 by the then Albanian president, Bujar Nishani.
Kosovo PM pledged that he will not use his Albanian passport when travelling outside the country. “I will not use the passport when travelling, because I have Kosovo’s diplomatic passport. But the Albanian passport is an honour for me,” said Haradinaj. Answering to citizens’ criticism that he was equipped with Albanian passport while Kosovo citizens remain isolated because of the political reasons, Haradinaj said that concerns and irritation of citizens are reasonable. “We are an isolated nation,” he said. Haradinaj stated that he is also concerned over visa liberalisation issue. “We are working to make visa liberalisation happen. It is true that this issue is conditioned with the ratification of the agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro; it is true that he we wasted time, but we are working on this issue,” said Haradinaj. Kosovo PM Haradinaj is one of the biggest opponents of the Agreement on border delineation with Montenegro, stating that Kosovo loses more than 8,000 hectares of land. In December 2017, the Government proceeded the Draft Law on ratification of this Agreement to the Assembly, but Haradinaj warned that MPs of his party – the AAK will vote against current version. Ratification of the border deal with Montenegro is one of the last criteria for Kosovo to get visa liberalisation with the EU Schengen area.