German MP: Kurti to reach out to Serb minority

German MP from the Social-Democratic Party Josip Juratovic called the result of Kosovo elections a victory for democracy.

He told Deutsche Welle on the eve of his visit to Serbia and Kosovo that “eventual change of the government should be considered as a new dynamic in the democratic development of Kosovo. However, the result, especially for the Vetevendosje Movement and Albin Kurti is a duty and responsibility to actively implement democratic values of the party and the country. He should reach out to the Serb community of the country to calm the tensions down. Here, the new government should return to the dialogue, to establish stability and above all, normality for the Kosovo population. This dialogue should open the way to both parties to a peaceful future with mutual respect and recognition,” he said.

Juratovic, together with the parliamentary commission for foreign policy, is currently on a four-day visit to Belgrade. The group is led by MP from the Green Party Ottmar von Holtz. Parliamentarians from all political parties are part of this delegation.

As German Bundestag informed, the delegation will be visiting Belgrade, Mitrovica, and Prishtina, to meet representatives of the EU, OSCE, KFOR, and EULEX, representatives of the NGOs, inspect reconciliation projects in the field as well as discuss with representatives of youth and activists of peace.