The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti said that the crimes of Serbia committed in Kosovo should never be forgotten, and justice and apology should be sought.
Speaking at the Balkan Leadership Conference “Peace, Security and Development in the Western Balkans”, organized by the Universal Peace Federation, Kurti said that crimes must be admitted in order to reach reconciliation.
“Everything would have been different if the political, military and police leader of Belgrade had not imposed an aggressive and genocidal policy towards Albanians. As a result, Serbia’s constant crime took place, which harmed both peoples, and caused the tragedy and the humanitarian catastrophe, which we must never forget, but we must ask for justice to be done, and for the apology and admission of crimes to be made, in order to achieve reconciliation”, said Kurti.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo said that dreams for lasting peace are seen where the unforgettable anxieties of war are experienced.
“The best dreams for a just, lasting and inviolable peace are seen where the unforgettable anxieties of war are experienced. Our people are eager and wanting security, and fair and inclusive development, but the time we are living in and the geopolitical, geoeconomic and geostrategic context around us and towards us, do not seem to be so good and promising for a true, just and lasting peace. The current fragile peace and lasting peace are endangered even today by the tendencies for frozen conflict, the tendencies for comprehensive blocking of the processes of normalization, development, democratization, rapprochement, cooperation and integration, both within each country and in Euro-Atlantic and global dimensions. All this for a revanchist and retrograde enterprise”, said Kurti.
The conference brought together eminent leaders from Balkan countries, regional institutions and European nations.
This conference is organized by the Universal Peace Federation, in partnership with the KosovaPress News Agency, the Washington Times Foundation, the International Media Association for Peace (IMAP), and the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP).