Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived today in Kosovo. He was welcomed at the Prishtina International Airport by Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla.
Stublla in a Facebook post said that Greece as a member of the EU has kept a high standard of political constructiveness – by maintaining a practical dialogue with Kosovo and supporting Kosovo’s EU integration path.
“It was my pleasure to discuss today with Minister Dendias on our bilateral cooperation and exchange our ideas on how to further deepen our relations,” Haradinaj wrote.
“We are also connected with Greece by the common friendship with the United States, which is an extraordinary element in building and consolidating the strong foundations of our relations,” said Haradinaj-Stublla.
“Excellent meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. We have built constructive and sustainable relations with the Hellenic Republic and this visit is another step towards deepening our economic and political relations,” wrote Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti after the meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister.
Asked by the media if there is a hope of recognition of the independence of Kosovo by Greece, FM Dendias said ‘well, it is not a matter of hope, but a matter of establishing relations between the two countries.’
According to a press release of the Greek Foreign Ministry, Dendias will also meet the contingent of Greek soldiers serving in the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo – KFOR. Greece is one of the five EU member states which does not recognize Kosovo’s independence.