On Tuesday, 8 June, as part of the Berlin Process, Foreign Minister Maas will host a virtual meeting with his counterparts from the six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), the United Kingdom and a number of EU member states.
Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Kosovo and Serbia today and tomorrow. His talks will focus on rapprochement between the two states, as well as on cross-border cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social consequences.
From Pristina to Podgorica – Germany stands in solidarity with the countries of the Western Balkans in the fight against the COVID‑19 pandemic; together with the WHO, it has provided them with ventilators and pulse oximeters.
NATO is making a valuable contribution to stabilising crisis regions and to fighting international terrorism.
The German Government is proposing that Germany’s engagement in KFOR, NATO’s stabilisation mission, be extended by one year. The Bundeswehr mission will continue to be needed as a guarantor of security and as an anchor of stability in the Region.
Germany was one of the first countries to officially recognise and establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosovo after the country declared its independence in 2008. Furthermore, the…