PRISTINA, Oct 17 (Hina) - The government of Kosovo on Monday evening reported there were no grounds to fear that possible independence of Kosovo would threaten the territorial integrity of Macedonia.
The government in Pristina stated this after Macedonia's Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski asked Kosovo political representatives to give guarantees that Kosovo's independence would not pose a threat to his country's territorial integrity.
Avni Arifi, an advisor to Kosovo Premier, said the government and institutions of Kosovo recognised the territorial integrity of neighbouring Macedonia adding that independent Kosovo would be a factor of stability also for other countries in the region.
The Kanal 5 television network in Macedonia quoted Buckovski who invited Kosovo Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi to visit Skopje. Kosumi's arrival is expected on Thursday or Friday.