By Rafaela Prifti-
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of Kosova Meliza Hardinaj – Stublla and the Minister of Justice of Kosova Selim Selimi, have begun a round of meetings with high-level government officials in the nation’s capital. Today both ministers confirmed on Facebook their joint meeting with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department, Matthew Palmer. Minister Haradinaj-Stublla announced that a representative of Kosova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be send to the US State Department on her Facebook post:
“The Republic of Kosovo for the first time in political history, will be able to send the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the American State Department. This was confirmed during the meeting of Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Euroasia, Matthew Palmer.
The close coordination of our foreign policy with the US, and the professionalization of the Foreign Service according to the highest international and diplomatic practices remains our common dedication.
We discussed with Mr. Palmer also dialogue with Serbia, where together with Justice Minister Selim Selimi we stressed that only under the American leadership, the dialogue will have the right dynamics and clarity to end with mutual recognition at existing borders, preserving the unitary character and the constitutional orderof Republic of Kosovo.
Kosovo is determined in advance of special relations and permanent friendship with the US and always loyal to the strategic interests of the friend state.”
On his Facebook account, Kosova’s Minister of Justice Selim Selimi called it a “content meeting”:
“Today in Washington, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, a content meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euroasia, Matthew Palmer, for intensification of Kosovo’s state agenda in the approach of our country with Euro-Atlantic family, progress in empowering the rule of law and opening a new dynamic for reaching a comprehensive legally obligatory agreement with recognition at existing borders between Kosovo and Serbia.
Without America’s co-ordination and guarantee, it is difficult to reach any stable agreement. The active role and support of the US, as our strategic allies, is irreplaceable to close all issues open with Serbia.”
Minister Haradinaj-Stublla and Minister Selimi reconfirmed their strong faith in the American leadership to lead Kosova-Serbia dialogue resulting in mutual recognition. Each will continue with a full agenda of high-level meetings in Washington DC.