President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has arrived today to Sofia when he joined other leaders of the EU and Western Balkans who are gathered in Bulgarian capital to attend the EU-WB summit set to be held on 17-18 May.
Thaci was seen entering the Marinela hotel in Sofia, close to the venue when tomorrow will be held EU-WB Summit, which is considered as one of the most important over the last decade. The EU-WB Summit will be attended by almost all leaders of 28 EU member countries and leaders of the six Western Balkan countries. President Thaci who heads Kosovo delegation, on the sidelines of the summit is expected to have bilateral meetings with leaders of the European Union, whereas on Thursday afternoon he will attend World Economic Forum organised in Sofia. In the past Kosovo was represented in similar summits by UNMIK. During the summit held in Zagreb in 2000, Kosovo was represented by the then UNMIK chief Bernard Kocuhner, whereas in Thessaloniki Summit by former UNMIK chief Michael Steiner. President Thaci said earlier that Kosovo’s participation in this summit is historic.