“I believe that our experts will work together for reviewing our agreements and deepening our cooperation. The purpose of this meeting was implementing the former agreements and reinforcing our cooperation”, Thaci declared, underlining that the commercial relations between our two countries must be strong.
Thaci underlined that Rruga e Kombit should be more efficient for transportation of people and goods, and the construction of the inter-connection power line is of great importance.
Rama: Support for the Presheva Albanians
The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, declared that this initiative is the start of a joint institutional cooperation for developing Albania and Kosovo, reinforcing the economy, deepening the cooperation and enriching the cultural life of both countries.
Rama underlined that the border between Albania and Kosovo is very clear and unchangeable.
“The new cooperation path that we are inaugurating toady should go beyond our mandates. The new perspectives and changes should be there for both countries. There are 15 concrete cooperation perspectives, the first steps of which will be taken in this historic meeting. A special importance will be given to the rights of the Albanian people outside our official borders. This meeting includes a welcome gesture in support of the Presheva Albanians. It shows the support of both Albanian governments for the minorities abroad”, Rama declared.
Both governments continued their meeting in the house of the Prizren League, where they signed the document for strategic cooperation between Kosovo and Albania, which aims to ease commerce, transportation and infrastructure cooperation, and for deepening the cooperation for the European integration.
Both Prime Ministers gave a joint press release for the media, in which Thaci considered this meeting as successful, and declared that Rama’s initiative was very efficient.
As for the relations with Serbia, Thaci declared that there will be more cooperation for intensifying the dialogue with the northern neighbor, and declared that the main goal remains increasing the number of Kosovo’s independence recognitions in the international area.
Rama declared that the first meeting was the laying of the economic cooperation foundations in the foreign policy, internal affairs, economy, education and culture. Rama also underlined the importance of establishing a development fund for helping the Presheva Valley Albanians.
Rama government travels to Prizren on a bus.
The Albanian government used a bus to go to Prizren, and the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister, Niko Peleshi, declared that this is a new chapter in the relations with Kosovo.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, declared that the Prizren meeting marks the beginning of our strategic joint governance, with an euro-Atlantic integration vision. The Kosovo Prime Minister declared that this sends a European message to all the region, with open borders and without barriers from the past.