President Thaçi at the GlobSec: Dialogue has no alternative, to continue unconditioned

Bratislava, June 7th 2019 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, participated today at the “GlobSec” international conference in Bratislava, Slovakia.

President Thaçi said that “GlobSec” for is an exceptional opportunity for the state of Kosovo to affirm its achievements, to present our successes attained as an independent and sovereign state, in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, state which, together with four other European Union member states , has not as yet recognised the state of Kosovo. 

“We had good possibilities to meat various personalities and leaders of the European Union and its member states, as well as officials from the United States of America”, said President Thaçi.

The head of state stated that there are various viewpoints of the actual reality, there are fundamental differences, which is rather normal, on the achievements of the dialogue process in the past but also on the implementation process.

“I reiterate one more time that Serbia must implement the agreements and obligations taken upon, weather in the energy sector or in the IBM. Also, not to hinder the Serbs in the North to functionalise the bridge which is dividing the city and its people,” said the President.

The head of state added that Kosovo will carry out all its obligations it signed to in 2013.

“At the same time, Serbia must not prevent Kosovo’s ethnic Serbian citizens to participate at the team writing the statute of the responsibilities we took upon ourselves in Brussels,” said President Thaçi.

The head of state said that the debate was an opportunity to search for the opportunities for the continuation of the dialogue.

“The debate with Presidents Djukanović and Vučić was, I think, in the spirit of a discussion, a search for dialogue continuation opportunities, overcoming of obstacles and difficulties which condition the dialogue and to be able to achieve a final, historic and comprehensive agreement which will conclude with a mutual recognition between the state of Kosovo and Serbia. Irrespective of critics and sceptics, the dialogue has no alternative”, said President Thaçi.   

The panellists of this forum were the Presdient of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanović and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić.