Brussels, 5 October 2017 – The meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Committee between the European Union and Kosovo started today in Brussels, chaired by EC DG NEAR Director for Western Balkans Ms Genoveva Ruiz Calavera.
In her opening speech at the Committee meeting, Minister Hoxha emphasized that this is the first meeting of the Stabilization and Association Committee, which takes place after all meetings of the Stabilization and Association sub-Committees have been held and on the eve of the Stabilization and Association Council to be held in November.
“The European integration process remains one of the main goals of the foreign policy of the Republic of Kosovo. The purpose of our society, and consequently our duty as a political representative, remains the continuation of democratic consolidation, strengthening the rule of law and respect for the rights and the establishment of a functioning market economy, respectively addressing the basic criteria for EU membership. We consider European values as ours, and our journey is not complete without joining the European family”, said Minister Hoxha.
Minister Hoxha emphasized the commitment to all processes related to the European agenda, including the dynamyzing of the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, the completion of the visa liberalization process and the facilitation of free travel for Kosovo citizens to the European Union.
“The Government of the Republic of Kosovo in the framework of its Program recognizes the importance of the implementation of the ERA as one of the key priorities of the Government, ” said the Minister.
“The government, at the beginning of its mandate has managed to meet some of ERA’s priorities in the very first weeks. This dynamic of work will continue during 2018. We have lost a lot of time, and I think it’s a good time to reflect on the achievements but also to refocus the agenda for next year, “said Minister Hoxha.
The Committee’s meeting continued with discussions of other areas by presenting the achievements and challenges of the envisaged agenda.
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