President Thaçi: Kosovo is grateful for the support of Sweden

Prishtina, May 4, 2017 – The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, received today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström.

President Thaçi has said that Kosovo has excellent relations with Sweden. “Sweden has continuously supported Kosovo and for this we are grateful forever”, said President Thaçi.

With the chief diplomat of Sweden, President Thaçi also spoke about the developments in the region, about the dialogue with Serbia and the process of integration into the European Union.

“We have good relations with the neighboring countries, whereas with Serbia we are engaged in the dialogue process”, stated President Thaçi and added that “it is time for another quality of dialogue and it should turn into a process for reconciliation, friendship and good neighborly cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia”.

“The EU must maintain a central role in the dialogue process”, said President Thaçi.
Whereas, President Thaçi has said that from the European Union we are seeking a sincere and strategic dialogue that the integration of the region into the EU brings.

“We understand that the EU is tired of enlargement. But the aspiration of the Western Balkan countries to become part of the EU must not suffer because of this exhaustion. The delay of the EU to approximate the Western Balkans region is a threat to security. The vacuum left by the EU is rushed to be catched up by other nationalist and religious ideologies”, said President Thaçi

From Minister Wallström, President Thaçi has also requested support to convince the five remaining EU states for the recognition of Kosovo.