The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Antonio Tajani, had phone conversations this morning with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti.
“Italy follows with great concern the recent developments in northern Kosovo and condemns in the strongest terms the armed attack against the Kosovar police perpetrated in the night between Saturday and Sunday, which resulted in the loss of an officer’s life,” commented Tajani. He added: “In agreement with the Minister of Defence, Guido Crosetto, we are willing to evaluate proposals to strengthen the KFOR presence. We will do everything to encourage border security as well, in order to avoid new clashes”.
During a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Antonio Tajani, expressed his deepest condolences on behalf of the Government to the victim’s family and the Kosovar institutions, with hopes for a speedy recovery for the injured officers.
The Deputy Prime Minister reiterated that “Italy remains committed to the forefront of ensuring stability in the Balkans and normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo”.
Tajani urged the two parties to fully and immediately implement what was requested by the EU member states on September 19th, as stated in the release by High Representative Borrell. “Border control between Kosovo and Serbia is Italy’s commitment. Italy wants peace”, Tajani reiterated.