Tirana, 25th of September 2021
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors is following with concern the developments in the northern part of the Republic of Kosovo.
We strongly support the legitimate decision of the Republic of Kosovo to establish reciprocity in the handling of license plates of vehicles entering the territory of the Republic of Kosovo by the Republic of Serbia.
Council of Albanian Ambassadors regrets that the agreements reached in Brussels do not find the will to be implemented, undermining the achievements of the EU-mediated dialogue process.
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors emphasizes that the peace, stability and prosperity of our region can be built only on the basis of equality and mutual respect of all states and peoples.
There will not be stability in the region by reverting to behaviors and actions that incite violence and hatred.
We call on the Republic of Serbia to stop conflict-inciting rhetoric and attempts to escalate tensions.
Such an approach led by the highest state levels of Serbia is not in the interest of anyone, much less in the interest of the citizens of the Serbian ethnicity of the Republic of Kosovo.
The conflicting rhetoric of Belgrade and Moscow, the movement of Serbian military forces on the border with Kosovo and the criminal attacks on the vehicle registration offices of Zubin Potok and Zvecan, are unacceptable and an alarm bell to curb the situation out of control in time.
The CAA calls on the EU, NATO and the US to react swiftly and unequivocally to Serbia’s conflict-promoting policies and actions.
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors reiterates that dialogue and integration process into European and Euro-Atlantic structures are the only way to peace, stability and prosperity in our region.