Germany's Scholz committed to achieving visa liberalization for Kosovo, supports Berlin Process

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Albiin Kurti in Berlin on Wednesday that he will be committed to achieving visa liberalization for Kosovo, Kosovo media reported.

During his remarks, Scholz said that the Berlin Process, as well as the Common Regional Market, represent a priority for Germany. According to Scholz, the finalization of four important agreements between countries in the region is also an important priority.

After the meeting, Kurti said that Kosovo supports the Berlin Process and the common regional market within the EU, but not other parallel initiatives, such as the Open Balkans.

According to N1, Kurti reiterated his request for recognition of Kosovo by five EU member states that have not yet recognized it, as well as for visa liberalization for Kosovo.

He also said that Kosovo condemns Russia’s attack and massacres in Ukraine “as the citizens of Kosovo remember from the regime of Slobodan Milosević”.

Scholz is scheduled  to also meet with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. The German Chancellor invited the EU envoy for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Miroslav Lajčak, to separate meetings with Vucic and Kurti.

In the meantime there might be a meeting between Kurti and Vucic. As it is reported by the spokesman of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security, Peter Stano, the special envoy of the European bloc for dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, Miroslav Lajcak will have a joint meeting with the two leaders.

This will be the first meeting between Kurti and Vucic since July last year if it is held late on Wednesday. /