Kosovo, topic of discussion at the Moldovan summit

2023-06-01 07:59:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

The leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union and 20 other European countries are meeting today in Chisinau, Moldova, to discuss a series of issues, among them the tensions in the north of Kosovo, reports the Reuters news agency.

Kosovo, topic of discussion at the Moldovan summit

The head of EU foreign policy, Josep Borrell, is expected to meet there with the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vu?i?.

A day earlier, Borrell met the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, in Bratislava.

In a post on Twitter after the meeting, Borrell said that the situation in northern Kosovo is "dangerous and unstable".

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he had asked Kosovo's prime minister in Slovakia on Wednesday to play his part in de-escalating the crisis and said he hoped to convey the same message to the Serbian president. Aleksandar Vu?i? in Moldova. "We have to standardize [the situation]. We need to calm down," Borrell told reporters in Chisinau on Wednesday evening.

"We have reached a point where it is imperative that the alarming levels of violence seen earlier this week stop immediately. Failure to do so could lead to a very dangerous situation," he said.

It is known that the president of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, is in Chisinau for this summit.

The summit in Moldova will also touch on a number of strategic issues, ranging from energy to cyber security and migration.

It also offers an opportunity to address other tensions in Europe, including between Azerbaijan and Armenia, whose leaders will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and EU officials.

Moldova, like Ukraine, applied to join the EU last year shortly after the Russian invasion, and Chisinau is planning to use the summit to showcase reforms and persuade leaders to open accession talks as soon as possible. .

Moldova has taken in more Ukrainian refugees per capita than any other country, even as food and energy prices rose as a result of the conflict.

The government has accused Russia of trying to destabilize the country through its influence on the separatist movement in its mainly Russian-speaking, separatist region of Transnistria./ Rel

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