Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said that the tariffs on Serbian goods was imposed as “a defence from Serbia’s aggressive behavior and tendency to destabilize Kosovo.
He told Radio Free Europe that Kosovo is ready for the dialogue with Serbia but added that the negotiations should not be linked to the 100 percent tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“We want the dialogue to continue with no conditions set,” he said, adding that Pristina is ready for an unconditional dialogue to reach a comprehensive agreement to resolve all open issues and contribute to mutual recognition.
Haradinaj rejected a possible exchange of territories or a division of Kosovo as the condition for Serbia to recognize Kosovo. He said the biggest mistake was made when the international community and regional leaders raised that possibility.
“Recognition would mean reconciliation, not a legal amnesty but reconciliation and steps forward from the tragic past which is still present. I believe that would be a turning point for peace, not just between us and Serbia but would be a consolidation of the Western Balkans,” the prime minister said.