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Kosovo’s president said he hopes a new government will be formed “very soon” as the nation needs to proceed with reforms.
“We have one goal: to move as fast as possible toward European integration and to be a member of NATO,” President Hashim Thaci said Tuesday in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Thaci on Monday gave Albin Kurti, whose party won October elections, 15 days to create a new government. Coalition talks have dragged on for months as the top two parties, both previously in opposition, wrangle over key posts and future endorsements for next year’s presidential race.
Thaci also hailed a U.S.-brokered agreement signed Monday by Serbia and Kosovo that will allow flights to resume between their capitals for the first time since they fought a 1998-1999 war. He said it should be seen as a “crucial step” toward mending the ties, which the EU has set as a condition for both countries to win membership.
Kosovo will keep trying to win further recognition among nations and integration in international organizations, he said.
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--With assistance from Misha Savic.
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