Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, said they will continue to work on reforms for his country’s membership in the European Union.
Kurti held a joint press conference after meeting with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer in Vienna.
Pointing out that Austria is an important partner for Kosovo, Kurti stated that he wanted to deepen relations with this country.
Kurti mentioned that Kosovo applied for EU membership a month ago, and said, “We will continue to work on reforms on the way to EU membership.” He said.
Corti expressed their desire to be a member of the Council of Europe, and thanked Austria for supporting Kosovo in these memberships.
“Kosovo’s integration into international institutions, organizations and mechanisms is important for peace and prosperity in the region,” said Prime Minister Kurti. Use the phrase.
Emphasizing that they aim for full coordination with the European Union, Kurti said: “By building the European Union together with the people of our country, and not through the back door, in an accelerated process.” He said.
Kurti described the EU’s plan to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo, backed by Germany and France, as “a good basis for negotiations.”
Kurti also reiterated his demand for an increase in the number of troops in NATO’s KFOR peacekeeping force in his country.
Austrian Prime Minister Nehammer also stated that Kosovo aims to be part of the European community and family, and that this country is making efforts for this.
Prime Minister Nehammer stated that his country supports Kosovo’s membership in the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Noting that Kosovo is an important country for them in terms of economy as well as security issues, Nehammer indicated that efforts will be made to expand renewable energy between the two countries.
Stating that Austria sees itself as a bridge not only in relations between Serbia and Kosovo, but also between all Western ministerial states and the EU, Nehammer said that Serbia and Kosovo must find a path to a peaceful and prosperous future and that the two countries should make free decisions on this issue.
Nehammer stated that in the talks between Serbia and Kosovo, Austria could take place as a “negotiation venue”, “negotiation partner” and “bridge-builder” when necessary, adding that his country would help when a compromise could not be reached.
Prime Minister Nehammer indicated that he supports Kosovo’s demand to increase the number of troops in the NATO peacekeeping force “KFOR” in his country, if it improves peace and security.
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