Haradinaj: Albanians have no land to give away

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj is continuing to oppose any agreement that would affect Kosovo’s borders. 

Most recently in a ceremony marking the anniversary of fallen martyrs in the village of Korishe, Prizren, Haradinaj spoke of the need for the territory of Kosovo, as declared through its independence on 17 February 2008, to be protected. He said Kosovo has no land to give away.

“We in Kosovo are in our rightful side but we are at a time when we need to take care of our land, our country. It is known that throughout centuries Albanians have given away land that was God-given to them. When I say the land of Albanians I mean of all ethnic communities living here which are at their home,” Haradinaj said adding: “However, there is no turning back and practices of taking away from Albanians are gone. The KLA generation has changed all this and the course of history has changed.”

Haradinaj said that the Kosovo of 17 February is a product of compromise and whoever tries to change this will open the question of the rights of Albanians in the Balkans. 

“We have agreed to fulfill our right, the Kosovo of 17 February, convinced that once again we are proving we want peace and stability in the Balkans,” Haradinaj said.