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Hoxhaj to Der Standard: Statements of Austrian vice-chancellor misused for internal political discourse of Serbia

Hoxhaj to Der Standard: Statements of Austrian vice-chancellor misused for internal political discourse of Serbia GazetaExpress

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and former foreign minister, Enver Hoxhaj, in a statement to Austrian daily Der Standard, said that statements of the Austrian vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, who was quoted by Serb media as saying that “Kosovo is part of Serbia,” does not contribute in reconciliation of the Balkans nations, normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia and will not help integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union.

“When in 2018, the region is moving rapidly towards membership into the EU and when the reconciliation between nations is priority of the countries of the region and the EU as well, such a statement will not contribute in reconciliation between nations, normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, and integration of countries into the EU,” Hoxhaj told Der Standard.

Hoxhaj also said that it is regretful to see media misusing statements of the Austrian vice-chancellor for internal political discourse in Serbia. He said that his statement came as a surprise “considering that Austria over the last 30 years was the first door of support of Kosovo either during 90s or during Kosovo’s statehood.”

    Date: 13 February 2018 14:30
    Author: GazetaExpress

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