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Friday, October 3, 2014
Albania PM to visit Serbia after 68 years
Oct 3, 2014
Francis speaks with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama (R) at Mother
Teresa airport in Tirana on September 21, 2014. (Reuters)
TIRANA (Albania): Albania's foreign minister says Prime Minister Edi
Rama will visit Belgrade later this month in the first visit to Serbia
by an Albanian premier in 68 years.
Ditmir Bushati said Friday
that the situation of the ethnic Albanian minority in the southern
Serbian province of Presevo and the recognition of Kosovo's independence
would be part of the talks in the Oct 22 visit.
not recognized the 2008 independence of Kosovo, formerly a province of
Serbia but with an ethnic Albanian majority population.
last time an Albanian head of state visited Belgrade was in 1946, when
late communist dictator Enver Hoxha met with Yugoslavia's then-leader,
Josip Broz Tito, after World War II. The former allies' relations soured
Now both countries aim to join the European Union.