Gazeta Express: Kosovo resubmits bid to join Interpol21 February 2019 | 08:45 | FOCUS News Agency
Kosovo’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Ekrem Mustafa, confirmed to Gazeta Express that they have submitted the application to join the Interpol on 31 January 2019. The Interpol has yet to confirm whether Kosovo’s bid will be included in the agenda of General Assembly of this International Criminal Police Organisation during their regular meetings in 2019. Mustafa said the decision to resubmit the application has been taken by Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Minister of Interior hopes Kosovo will finaly join Interpol in 2019. “We have submitted the application on 31 January. The Interpol’s Office has confirmed receiving the bid,” Mustafa said on Wednesday.
Kosovo strained relations with Serbia after Belgrade lobbied against Kosovo’s entry into Interpol. To counter Belgrade’s aggressive campaign, Kosovo introduced trade tariffs on Serbian goods, which remain in place. The decision to reapply for Interpol membership has alarmed Serbian officials, with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic calling Pristina’s intention as “suicide move.”
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