US ambassador to Albania and US ambassador to Kosovo have condemned the statements for a possible union between Albania and Kosovo, made by Albanian Prime Minister and Kosovo’s President.
Ambassadors Lu and Delawie declared that the leaders were careless and that such calls undermine the stability of the Western Balkans.
The US Ambassador to Albania has criticized the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, for considering the possible unification of Albania and Kosovo if both countries felt rejected by the European Union, declaring:
“The US Government supports the sovereignty of Kosovo and Albania. We are against careless talk of unification. It undermines the stability of the region and the European path of both countries,”
The US Ambassador to Kosovo also commented, stating:
“The US Government supports the sovereignty of Kosovo and Albania. We are against careless talks of unification and excessive reactions to such statements that undermine the stability in the region”.
In a recent interview for Politico Europe, PM Rama, said that if the doors to Europe were closed on the Western Balkans, other smaller unions might emerge, such as the union of Albania with Kosovo.
Shortly after the Albanian Prime Minister’s statement, Kosovo’s President spoke of an absence of the EU vision for the region and declared that if the EU closes its doors, all Albanians will live in a single space.