Government of Kosovo has refused entry to the president of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic and all other Serb officials who would accompany him on a visit to Kosovo.
In its statement, Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry says that this refusal comes “for not submitting his request on time”.
“The refusal comes as a result of the fact that the request to visit Kosovo was not submitted in time.
The government of Kosovo believes that the recent actions manifested by Serbia and the consecutive declarations that have been made are against cooperation between the two states and dialogue to build bridges of cooperation between the two states and the two countries. These actions are also against the interest of the Serb citizens in Kosovo, who have decided to live in Kosovo”, says the Foreign Ministry’s statement.
President of Kosovo, Tomislav Nikolic has announced his visit to Kosovo ahead of the Orthodox Christmas and his participation in a liturgy at the Orthodox Church in Shterpca, 60 km south of Pristina.
The decision of the Kosovo government comes at a time when authorities in Basel airport, have arrested the leader of AAK, Ramush Haradinaj based on an international arrest warrant issued by Serb authorities. /balkaneu.com/