At the proposal of the Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, the Government has appointed Avni Arifi as chief negotiator of Kosovo’s delegation in talks with Serbia. Arifi currently is chief of staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.
PM Haradinaj during Government’s meeting on Friday said that Arifi was appointed as chief negotiator in talks with Serbia at the request of the European Union. Arifi currently is chief of staff of the Prime Minister’s Office and member of Haradinaj’s party – the AAK.
“The Government is one of the parties in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. The political dialogue will be headed by the President Hashim Thaci. There is also a level of negotiations, which was headed by Edita Tahiri [former Minister of the Dialogue]. Now we are entering a sensitive final phase of the dialogue. The Government was asked to appoint a chief negotiator who would be able to track down the dialogue with all stakeholders involved in this process. Despite his busy agenda we have agreed that Avni Arifi should be appointed as chief negotiator,” Haradinaj said, informing his ministers that Arifaj has accepted the new duty.