Agreement signed for the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline

Agreement signed for the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline
 
 US diplomats brokered Monday the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia on the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline in a bid to improve economic ties between the two countries.

The agreement was signed by Milun Trivunac, state secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Economy, and by Eset Berisha, director of the Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority, at the US embassy in Berlin. The signing ceremony was also attended by Ambassador Richard Grenell, who is a special envoy of US President Donald Trump for the Kosovo-Serbia talks, as well as the National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.

Mr O'Brien was quoted as saying the agreement signed by representatives of both countries was a "historic agreement", recalling that such flights between Kosovo and Serbia had not been in place for 21 years.

The flights will be operated by the Eurowings airline, which is part of the German airline Lufthansa.

The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, acknowledged the merits to the President Donald Trump in reaching an agreement.

"The American president, Donald Trump, once again provided us with a historic victory. Kosovo and Serbia signed an agreement today to establish the first flight between Pristina and Belgrade in 21 years,” he wrote on Twitter.

The signing of this agreement was also welcomed by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

“This is an important step that will facilitate the movement of people and goods in the Western Balkans region. The commander of our KFOR mission holds the authority over Kosovo's airspace under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244. NATO will remain involved in the long process of normalizing air traffic in the Balkans," Stoltenberg said.
Agreement signed for the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline Agreement signed for the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline Monday, January 20, 2020 Rating: 5
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