Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will travel to Brussels on 17 November defying an international warrant for his arrest issued by Serbia. This has been confirmed by head of the government’s Press Office, Halil Matoshi. His statement came after Reuters reported on Friday that western officials based in Kosovo’s capital of Pristina, as well as local security officials, fear Haradinaj could be arrested if he travels abroad for official visits if the arrest warrant is not withdrawn.
Halil Matoshi, head of Haradinaj’s press office said that the Prime Minister’s official visit to Brussels on 17 November will continue as planned. He said Kosovo Government does not comment on media reports, reiterating that the prime minister of the Republic of Kosovo on 17 November will meet in Brussels with EU senior officials and discuss the implementation of the Stabilisation-Association Agreement (SAA).
“This is definite, it is a mutual meeting between Kosovo and the European Union in Brussels on 17 November. We don’t comment on media reports but the truth is that Haradinaj will be in Brussels on 17 November,” Matoshi told Express.
Haradinaj was arrested in January 2017 by authorities in France based on Serbia’s warrant. He was later released and returned home. In September, Serbian authorities said that the arrest warrant against Haradinaj remains in place. /GazetaExpress/