Acting President Osmani met with the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli

Osmani: Justice is a precondition for peace and reconciliation

In lieu of the agenda of the meetings during her visit to Brussels, the Acting President of Kosovo Dr. Vjosa Osmani met with Mr. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament.

At the meeting Mrs. Osmani thanked Mr. Sassoli on the proactive role of the European Parliament in supporting Kosovo on its path to EU. She also thanked President Sassoli for his role in involvement of the Western Balkans in all EU endeavours in tackling of the pandemic.

The Acting President Osmani stressed the fact that the European Parliament was and continues to be the most vocal institution in the EU regarding the Republic of Kosovo, seeking not only visa liberalization for the citizens of Kosovo but also in assisting the state of Kosovo through various initiatives. She emphasized in particular the need for the European Parliament to be more strident in its request to the five non-recognizing EU states to recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

Further on, Ms. Osmani confirmed the intention of the Republic of Kosovo and its people to the cultivation and preservation of the European values.

“The institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, together with those of the EU, must work harder to offer as soon as possible a European perspective to the people of Kosovo, who continue to be the most pro-European people on the continent, but isolated due to visa requirements. ”Kosovo has met the criteria, so the EU must keep its promise to Kosovo by liberalizing visas”, said Acting President Osmani at the meeting with the President of the European Parliament.

“Our region will move forward when there is justice, because justice is a precondition for peace and reconciliation,” said Ms. Osmani. She also stressed that the role of the Assembly in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process should be increased, as well as the unity of the Kosovar political spectrum in relation to the dialogue. 

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