Kurti is neither ‘pro’ nor ‘against’ the deal Thaci achieved with the NATO Secretary General

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Kosovo Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, has announced though an official letter that he has informed the Speaker of the Assembly, Vjosa Osmani, about an agreement that President Thaçi made with the NATO Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

According to today’s announcement, the agreement was achieved through several exchanges of letters between then Kosovo Prime Minister, Hashim Thaçi, and the NATO Secretary General, dated April 19, 2013.

“Through this agreement, Prime Minister Thaçi has, on behalf of the Republic of Kosovo, transferred to KFOR the absolute veto power over all future KSF missions in the north of Kosovo, for an unenforceable period.”

In the letter sent to Mrs. Osmani, Prime Minister Kurti emphasized that, following the official accepting of the Prime Minister Office of the Republic of Kosovo, he ordered the staff of the Office of the Prime Minister to analyze the contents of this secret agreement, as well as its constitutional implications,  respectively the constitutional requirements on the issue, as set out in Article 20 [Transfer of Sovereignty], Article 18 [Ratification of International Agreements] and Article 91 [Removal of the President],” the statement specifies.

“The purpose of this letter is to inform you, in your capacity as Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, of the existence of this secret agreement, as well as of the analysis results of the Office of the Prime Minister.

In order to avoid any possible misunderstanding, I want to be as clear as possible: I, as Prime Minister, do not express any position for or against the secret agreement, as to its content. As Prime Minister, I deeply understand and appreciate the extraordinary importance of cooperation between the Republic of Kosovo and NATO in ensuring full territorial integrity of the Republic and its citizens. And I, as Prime Minister, assure the Assembly, as well as all the citizens of the Republic, that I will not take any steps that would endanger this indispensable alliance for the security of our country. This letter was sent to the President of the country, Hashim Thaçi, and to the Chief Prosecutor of the Republic of Kosovo, Alexandër Lumezi,” Kurti concludes the announcement.

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