Disputed territories that have not yet been fully recognized for independence, Kosovoexpressed his wish to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union.
This was revealed by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, while attending an event held by the Atlantic Council, United States on Wednesday (18/5).
While in Uncle Sam’s country, Kurti also met a number of members of the US council. One of them is a member of the Michigan DPD, Elisa Slotkin. This woman, she said, supported the PM’s idea to join the two organizations.
“Thanks to @RepSlotkin for our meeting at the Capitol. [Ia] expresses unequivocal support for the Republic of Kosovo and aspirations for membership in international & regional organizations, especially NATO,” Kurti wrote on Twitter.
In fact, Kurti made the announcement to join NATO and the European Union while attending an event sponsored by the Albanian studies program at Chicago’s DePaul University last Saturday.
“Kosovo is a success story of democracy in the region. That is why, we need support to become a member of NATO, the European Union and other regional and international organizations without further delay,” he was quoted as saying by Albanian media reports. Russia Today.
Kosovo is a Serbian province temporarily occupied by NATO after more than two months of war in 1999.
The interim government later declared independence in 2008 and the US and a number of allies acknowledged the announcement. However, Russia, China, and Serbia themselves did not do the same.
The attitude of Russia and others was followed by five EU members, namely Romania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Spain and Greece, which have not yet recognized the independence of Kosovo. International organizations such as the United Nations (UN) also have not recognized it.
The move is said to have hindered Kosova’s intention to join the EU.
Serbia is actually under tremendous pressure from the European Union to recognize Kosovo and impose sanctions on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.