Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti dismissed the proposal by Justice Minister who asked for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to be terminated over the resignation of President Hashim Thaci, whose war crime indictment was confirmed this week, Kosovo media reported.
Hoti said that the departure of some leaders for The Hague does not mean Kosovo would open polling stations.
“Presumptions of innocence must be respected until final verdict by the competent court. It is now necessary that parliamentary parties sit together and find a way to get through this situation,” said Hoti.
The Specialist Prosecutor's Office confirmed the war crimes indictment against President Hashim Thaçi, also the leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), and Kadri Veseli, former Kosovo's Parliament Speaker and the head of the Intelligence Service as well as one of the founders and leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Both Thaçi and Veseli, the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, confirmed they would go to The Hague voluntarily.
Thaçi has resigned as Kosovo's President following the confirmation of the indictment.