Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, said that Kosovo will get new “qualitative” recognitions this year.
“We expect recognition from important states. These countries play an important role in Europe’s diplomacy,” said Pacolli in an interview with KTV. “The countries expected to recognise Kosovo are members of important organisations,” he said. Talking on Serbia’s campaign in convincing countries to revoke Kosovo’s recognition, Pacolli said that Serbia is just wasting time and energy by trying to convince different countries to withdraw recognition of Kosovo. He said that no country has derecognised Kosovo after Serbia’s lobbying. He said that only recognition from Surniame is pending. Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that he told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that Serbia cannot convince other countries to withdraw recognition of Kosovo.--------
Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, is convinced that Kosovo citizens will travel without visas in the EU Schengen area in 2018. He also said that 2018 will be crucial for Kosovo. Pacolli explained that the European Commission is expected to publish in June a report assessing whether Kosovo has fulfilled all the visa liberalisation criteria. “There are indications that the EC report which is expected to be published soon is positive. Of course, every report has some recommendations. But it will be positive enabling EU member countries to take a positive recommendation on Kosovo,” Pacolli said during an interview with KTV. He also said that the year 2018 will be crucial also when it comes to Kosovo’s membership into Interpol.