Albanians living in Serbia as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations and international diplomatic missions in Belgrade attended the reception organized by the Kosovo Liaison Office.
Ardita Sinani, advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, who was present at the reception, shared on his social media account, “The celebration of the 15th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kosovo in Belgrade was special. It is a very important symbol because the Serbian capital’s acceptance of the reality of the Republic of Kosovo will be a chance for the democratization of Serbia and for long-term peace in the Western Balkans.” gave his words.
Ragmi Mustafi, President of the Albanian National Council in Serbia, also said in his message, “The 15th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kosovo was celebrated for the first time in Belgrade. It’s a special feeling. Happy Kosovo” used the phrases.
Kosovo and Serbia established mutual Liaison Offices within the scope of the agreement signed under the mediation of the European Union (EU) in 2013.
Kosovo’s Liaison Office in Serbia’s capital continues its work at the EU Delegation to Serbia building.
The EU requires Kosovo and Serbia to reach a final agreement that can resolve the issues between the two countries for progress in the integration process.
Finally, the parties, supported by the USA and all members of the EU, “The Franco-German Plan” He is negotiating on the text known as
According to the plan, which was leaked to the media, Kosovo must allow the establishment of the Union of Serbian Municipalities in municipalities in the country where mostly Serbs live. The agreement on the establishment of the union was signed between Kosovo and Serbia in 2013 under the mediation of the EU, but could not be put into practice.
Kosovo, which declared its independence unilaterally in 2008 “own land” Serbia is demanded to respect Kosovo’s territorial integrity and allow it to become a member of international organizations.
Serbia and Kosovo have been trying for years to find a common way for the normalization of relations and ultimately for the two countries to get to know each other, as part of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Process, launched in 2011 under EU mediation.
EU officials hope that the Franco-German Plan negotiations will be completed in the spring.