Kosnett urges Kosovo’s new Government to drop tariffs

US Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip Kosnett made it clear to Kosovo leaders, prime minister Albin Kurti, Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani, and ministers of new Government that the tariffs on Serbian goods need to be dropped.

In a statement published on its Facebook page, the US Embassy said that Ambassador Kosnett continues his ongoing meetings with representatives of the new government by meeting with Interior Minister Veliu today.

He has met with the Prime Minister, Speaker Osmani, Deputy Prime Ministers Hoti and Abazi, and with Foreign Minister Konjufca, and he looks forward to meeting the other ministers. He is also continuing his regular meetings with the leaders of the opposition parties.

“In all of these meetings, as in his regular meetings with Prime Minister Kurti, Ambassador Kosnett speaks about the importance of the U.S. relationship with Kosovo, with a focus on advancing our mutual goals of securing peace, justice, and prosperity, and the economic benefits to come by immediately eliminating the tariffs,” the US Embassy said in a statement.

The US officials ask the new Government of Kosovo to drop 100 percent tax on Serbian imports and give up its plans to introduce reciprocity with Serbia.