German Ambassador hails tariff removal

The German Ambassador to Kosovo, Christian Heldt, tweeted on Wednesday that Germany welcomes the decision of Kosovo’s acting government led by Prime Minister Kurti to completely lift tariffs against goods from Serbia and BIH, introduced 2018.

This is an important precondition for the resumption of normalization dialogue. Task now to gradually rebuild trust for the EU-led process to start soon”.

Held said that “existing grievances like non-tariff barriers should be settled by both countries within existing EU-facilitated dialogue framework”.

“The EU has offered support here which should be taken up to create a level playing field for goods from both sides now,” he added.

Heldt also said that “all countries, also Kosovo and Serbia, facing unprecedented challenges with COVID19. This is not the time for political maneuvering, but to focus on overcoming the health crisis for the population. Regional cooperation of utmost importance in this context. #inthistogether.”