Grenell’s message in Kosovo

In the coverage of the visit of Richard Grenell, U.S. Special Envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, his call to Kosovo leaders to set aside their political disagreements and focus instead on economic development is the most highlighted

Grenell underlined that he does not wish to get involved in political issues but did call on Kosovo to lift the import tax on Serbia.

“What President Trump and I are interested in is to find a solution to push forward economic development,” he said.

“I think people and politicians should be concerned with creating new jobs and economic development. Young people want jobs, not political conflicts.”

Asked about the final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, Grenell said all parties need to make compromises.

“We don’t have a clear idea as to what they are, we only have the power to bring people together. I did not come here with a specific idea of what parties need to achieve. I will constantly push forward the parties by telling them to stop looking back and turn to the future,” he said.

In Prishtina, Grenell met President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, leader of the Vetevendosje Movement Albin Kurti and leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo Isa Mustafa. He also met representatives of the Kosovo business community.