Prishtina [Pristina], 6 May: Kosova [Kosovo] Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi has expressed his readiness to invite Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica to a meeting to discuss various issues of a technical nature.
"I could invite him to a meeting and I am very interested in meeting him. I have not heard that he had asked to meet me, but I would like to meet him and discuss many issues. I have not received any real invitation from him for a meeting," Kosumi said.
However, the Kosova prime minister said it should produce concrete results, not just serve "as propaganda for either side or be used for political point-scoring".
"I would like to know how he sees the issue of technical dialogue. I am very interested that this dialogue between Kosova and Serbia should be fruitful and bear results, not just words and propaganda, because that would contribute to the resolution of the problems in the future, too," Kosumi said.
A dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade was initiated a year and half ago with an official high-level meeting in Vienna, which was followed by talks on issues of mutual interest at the level of working groups.
So far, talks have been going on in three areas that are relevant to the two countries - the fate of the missing, return of displaced and the electricity issue.
Meanwhile, according to Kosumi, every possible meeting that his counterpart Kostunica agreed to would be political but, according to Kosumi, the meeting will not discuss the final status of Kosova.
"Any meeting between the two prime ministers is political and there is no way to avoid that and I am not trying to. I have never said that I want to avoid that, but I have said that I will not meet to discuss the final status of Kosova. I am prepared to discuss any other issue with Serbian politicians and find solutions to concrete problems," Kosumi said.
Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in Albanian 6 May 05