Begaj: Calm must be maintained

President of Albania Bajram Begaj said on Tuesday at the end of his visit to Kosovo that there is a risk of escalation of the situation in the north of Kosovo, adding that the criminal structures there can provoke this.

In an extensive interview for Radio Television of Kosovo, Begaj said that calm must be maintained.

“There is a risk of escalation of the situation in the north of Kosovo. There are criminal structures supported by state elements that can compromise security. What I can say is that we should keep calm and take every incident calmly and report it to the media, don’t let Serbia misinform about certain events,” Begaj said.

He stressed that Albania will stand by Kosovo by all means. However, he added that dialogue is the right way to achieve permanent peace in the region. “We are in the time of modernism, where only through dialogue can we solve the problems that may arise. And Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic path is inevitable, inalienable, and right, so with the help of the USA, the EU, and other allies, the dialogue must be advanced further,” he said.

Begaj also said that Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, as well as the meeting on Thursday with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels within the framework of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, are meetings of particular importance.