Grenell after meeting Kurti: We discussed economic issues

The U.S. Presidential Envoy, Richard Grenell, told reporters in Prishtina after meeting Vetevendosje Movement (LVV) leader Albin Kurti today, that they discussed only economic issues and that he wants to “leave aside political issues”.

Grenell said he told Kurti that “the issue of forming the Kosovo government is not his issue” and that this was why he did not discuss the matter. 

“We encouraged Kurti to follow the law and the issue of the tariff remains an important topic. It needs to be lifted,” Grenell was quoted as saying.

“I will say two things, I told Kurti that countries like Britain and Germany are following the situation. We told him to follow the law if he wants to achieve success. The second topic I raised were economic issues. The most important thing is that you need to create jobs. People are interested to help the economy here. The Trump administration has been very successful in improving the economy by helping businesses through the government”.

Grenell also said “I am trying to ignore politics and to focus on the economy. It is very important that if we want to be successful in the economy, the tariff must be lifted”.