Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kosovo allows Serb premier's visit ahead of election
Published March 28, 2017 Associated Press
PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo's foreign minister says Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic can visit the country this week to meet with the ethnic Serb minority there.
Enver Hoxhaj on Tuesday said that Vucic, a candidate in Serbia's presidential elections this Sunday, is being allowed "as a sign of good will to international friends like Germany and the European Union."
Pristina and Belgrade are holding EU-brokered talks to reconcile their differences. They have agreed to give each other advance notice of planned visits by their respective government representatives.
In January Pristina denied a request from Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to visit Kosovo.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Serbia has not recognized it.