Hoti: Reciprocity only in coordination with U.S. and EU

At the time when the United States of America has intensified its engagement on Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, Kosovo’s Principal Deputy Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said that Kurti’s government sees dialogue with Serbia as the only option for normalization of the relations between the two countries.

He told Zeri newspaper that the government is for replacement of the imposed tariff on Serbian goods with reciprocity measures, however, he added that this will be done in complete coordination with the international community, the U.S. and the EU, adding that Kosovo’s sovereignty can be guarded only in alliance with them.  He criticized the former government bringing the decision on the tariff on their own without consulting the international community.

“So, let us create a narration where our partners are convinced about the pressure that has to be made to Serbia for it to make progress concerning Kosovo. Initially, by respecting existing agreements, because we have signed dozens of agreements and the majority of them are not being respected by Serbia,” Hoti said.