Pristina, March 27, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
The farewell meeting between the head of the Greek Liaison Office in Pristina, Dimitris Moschopoulos with the Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj has started with the symbolic of issuing the first Greek Schengen visa in Kosovar passports, dedicated for minister Hoxhaj.
Moschopoulos said that minister Hoxhaj has insisted a lot since his last visit to Athens and in the recent meetings for Greek visas which are issued to Kosovar passports to be valid in the entire Schengen area.
“Initially, we have issued visas in a special letter for citizens of Kosovo, but this has caused confusion, But, last year minister Hoxhaj has met with the Greek Foreign Minister and has asked for the visas issued for the citizens of Kosovo to be stamped on their passports. Now this visa is valid for the entire Schengen area excluding Spain”, said Moschopoulos.
On his part, Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj has thanked the ambassador, by considering him as a friend of Kosovo. He said that although Greece has not yet recognized Kosovo, there’s good institutional cooperation between the two states.
“Greece has not yet recognized the independence of Kosovo. My friend, Dimitris and I have promoted a new approach which we have considered to be institutional cooperation, in order to have recognitions of the passport of Kosovo, Schengen visas and how to have the accession of Kosovo in different European organizations, how to have Greek support on the Stabilization and Association process and the liberalization of visas for Kosovo nationals”, said Hoxhaj./ibna/