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Sweden confirms its support for Kosovo’ European path

May 28, 2013


During the meeting Minister Çitaku notified Minister Ohlsson on fulfilment of the short term criteria for the beginning of the negotiation for Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and on continuous work of the institutions within the preparations for the beginning of negotiations for the MSA. Minister Çitaku underlined importance that SAA has for Kosovo, as an instrument of anchorage on the European path of Kosovo as well as inventive and reform sustainable.  Regarding the visa liberalisation, Minister Çitaku informed Minister Ohlsson on the condition of fulfilling the Road Map for the Visa Liberalisation, adoption of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan and continuous work of institutions in this direction. Minister Çitaku emphasized the importance and direct impact that visa liberalisation process has in the everyday life of the Kosovo citizens. At the same time, Minister Çitaku required that Kosovo should be assessed strictly and correctly. In addition, Minister Çitaku informed Minister Ohlsson on the situation of the dialogue Prishtina-Belgrade and latest political developments in the country.

Minister Ohlsson expressed the commitment of the Sweden Government for the Kosovo’s European agenda, and in this direction Sweden supports beginning of the SAA negotiations between Kosovo and European Union. Minister Ohlsson appealed to Kosovo institutions to continue intensive work in the fulfilment of the roadmap criteria and at the same time expressed Sweden’s attitude that after the fulfilment of the criteria, Kosovo will have strong support of Sweden within this process. Minister Ohlsson congratulated Kosovo institutions for the achieved agreements in the field of dialogue Prishtina-Belgrade.

Minister Çitaku, also said that “we as a government, institutions and society are committed for implementation of the reforms that will sent Kosovo from the waiting room, to the room of negotiation with European Union”.

From her side Swedish Minister, Ohlsson said that “Kosovo is part of the European family and together we should do everything in order to promote Kosovo integration in the European Union. Swedish government has been and remains present to help Kosovo in all fields, and of the same importance is also advancement with European agenda, therefore, we remain committed to continue with this. We are informed that a very good job is done in this process and should be continued at this pace by undertaking all necessary reforms so the process could continue with its pace, and for this I have taken confirmation from Minister Çitaku that this is being realised. In addition, I think that the issue of Visa Liberalisation is on the right track and I believe that very soon we will achieve towards this solution.

Minister Çitaku among other thanked Minister Ohlsson for the support of the Swedish Government and people for the development of the country and democratic institutions of our country.

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