NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia next week, a BGNES reporter reported.
Stoltenberg will visit Bosnia on November 19 and Kosovo on November 20 for talks with Prime Minister Albin Kurti and President Vyosa Osmani before inspecting the Alliance's peacekeeping force (KFOR).
A day later, the NATO Secretary General will head to Belgrade for a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the NATO press service announced. On November 21, Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Skopje, North Macedonia.
The focus of the meetings will be the relations between Pristina and Belgrade, in view of the terrorist attack by a Serbian group on September 24 in Northern Kosovo. Since then, the situation between Kosovo and Serbia has escalated.
BGNES recalls that Stoltenberg's visit was preceded by the Balkan tour of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She emphasized the relations between Belgrade and Pristina. In both capitals, the President of the EC condemned several times the "brutal violent attack" in Northern Kosovo and described it as "unacceptable".
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and highlighted all that NATO and the EU have done together this year, including the work to continue stability in the Western Balkans.
Stoltenberg, who attended the meeting of the College of European Commissioners in Brussels, thanked the President of the European Commission because, according to him, she is the driving force of the partnership between NATO and the EU.
He said NATO and the EU have much in common, share the same values and face the same challenges, a NATO statement said.
Stoltenberg indicated that NATO and the EU have done more together this year, which includes working to continue stability in the Western Balkans, combat disinformation and improve their strategic partnership in areas such as military mobility, cyberspace and outer space. /BGNES