Hoti replied to Lajcak's letter: There is one "but", though
Any request for a visit will be treated in the context of the country's current state of affairs, Hoti replied.
"We respect the agreements, of course, we are for free movement, we work in the process of dialogue to conclude all open issues, but sometimes they are quite sensitive. I received a letter from Lajcak, I will answer, every request for a visit will be treated in the context of present sensitivity," Hoti told journalists, as Gazeta Express reports.
EU Special Envoy for Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Interim Institutions of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, reminding him that the freedom of movement of Belgrade and Pristina officials is provided by agreements on freedom of movement and official visits.
What Lajcak wrote to Hoti? Foto: EPA-EFE/NEMANJA JOVANOVIC
In the letter, Lajcak reminded Hoti that the freedom of movement of officials of Belgrade and Pristina is provided by the agreements on freedom of movement, as well as the agreements on official visits.
"The EU expects Kosovo to continue working towards achieving comprehensive normalization with Serbia. That includes respecting and implementing all agreements reached so far in the dialogue," Lajcak wrote in a letter dated November 23, which Tanjug had access to.
In the letter, Lajcak reminds Hoti that free travel to the territory of the other party is agreed in the Agreement on Freedom of Movement, while special rules are established for persons performing official duties, which is determined by the Agreements on official visits.
"Agreements on official visits and their amendments, which are an integral part of them, ensure proper handling and execution of official visits. This agreement together with the...