President Erdogan Meets with Kosovar PM to Discuss Bilateral Ties

President Erdogan Meets with Kosovar PM to Discuss Bilateral Ties

Ankara, The Gulf Observer: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting with Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti at the presidential complex in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations and various regional and global issues. The meeting, as reported by Türkiye’s Directorate of Communications, covered a range of topics including bilateral trade, Israel’s attacks on Palestinian territories, and the situation in the Balkans.

During the discussions, President Erdogan emphasized the goal of increasing the bilateral trade volume between Turkiye and Kosovo from nearly $750 million to over $1 billion. He highlighted the potential for developing relations in multiple fields, particularly in the defense industry.

Erdogan reiterated Turkiye’s commitment to supporting Kosovo across all sectors and urged Pristina to take decisive steps in the fight against terrorism. He welcomed the recent reduction in tensions between Kosovo and Serbia and underscored the necessity of making tangible progress in resolving their issues.

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, is recognized by approximately 100 countries, including the United States and Turkey, although Belgrade continues to assert its sovereignty over the region.

On the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Erdogan called for increased international pressure on Israel to cease its military actions in Gaza. He advocated for supporting a two-state solution to the conflict, aiming to achieve lasting peace in the region.

The meeting signifies Turkiye’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its ties with Kosovo and playing an active role in addressing critical regional and global challenges.