Thaci: Land swap with Serbia best opportunity for progress towards EU and NATO

Thaci: Land swap with Serbia best opportunity for progress towards EU and NATO

Thaci: Land swap with Serbia best opportunity for progress towards EU and NATO Izvor: Armend NIMANI / AFP

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci sees plans to swap territory with Serbia as the best way to make progress in joining the EU and NATO.

"The agreement would create more stability and peace in the region, and it would allow Kosovo and Serbia to join the EU and NATO," Thaci said in an interview for Austrian Agency APA in Vienna.

He added that this does not mean drawing the border along ethnic lines.

"There won’t be a monoethnic border, and both countries will be multi-ethnic."

The chances for reaching an agreement are greater than ever because both the EU and the US support this plan.

"The latest news is that Russia would also be ready to accept an agreement acceptable to both sides," he added.

"That’s why it’s important to use this momentum for reaching an agreement which is balanced and includes interests of both countries." but the agreement should not regulate only the borders.

"It’s not just a land swap, but it includes all other aspects. It aims to be a comprehensive agreement which would deal with other issues such as missing persons during the war in Yugoslavia. It should regulate the cultural heritage of Serbs in Kosovo and economy. It would include all the open issues between Kosovo and Serbia"” Thaci noted.

“"he aim is to solve the problem definitely and not just be a temporary fix which must be dealt with again," Kosovo President concluded.

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