Koha Ditore writes that the head of the US Office and Kosovo Assembly Speaker have different views on how to resolve Kosovo’s status.
The head of the US office in Pristina Philip Goldberg, after meeting Nexhat Daci, has called on institutional and political leaders of Kosovo to start preparation for talks on the final status of Kosovo.
According to Goldberg, the status issue has to go “through talks” and Kosovo leaders have to be prepared. “I have said it many times that there will be negotiations,” he said.
According to Koha, he said the issue of preparations for status was very serious and required discussions and compromise. The US official added that it was not only the question of independence or non-independence; rather “it is the question of how to achieve a joint stance to move forward”.
He also said preparations for the talks on final status had to be placed on the table and discussed more profoundly by the Kosovo government. Goldberg said, “Kosovo’s final status and everything connected to that are very important for the people here. It is also important for me and for my country. But in the end it is up to the people of Kosovo to make this decision”.
Assembly Speaker Nexhat Daci said on the issue, “Treatment of minorities, their non-cooperation, freedom of movement and economic issues, among others, need to be negotiated with Belgrade, but the independence of Kosovo is non-negotiable”.