A senior State Department official said that he discussed a possible extension of the deadline to re-register vehicles in Kosovo with Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
Derek Chollet, Counselor of the Department of State, said in a Twitter post that he discussed “the importance of avoiding tension and postponing the implementation of new license plate rules, without confiscations or fines”, with Kurti.
“Also discussed our partnership and shared goals of advancing Kosovo’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” Cholet wrote in the post.
Spoke w/ Kosovo PM @albinkurti today to discuss the importance of avoiding tension & postponing the implementation of new license plate rules, without confiscations or fines. Also discussed our partnership & shared goals of advancing Kosovo’s European & Euro-Atlantic integration.
— Derek Chollet (@CounselorDOS) October 27, 2022
In a separate Twitter post, Kurti said he thanked Cholet for continue US support for Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic integration. “As shown in the World Justice Project 2022 report, ranking Kosovo as 1st in WB6 and 2nd most improved globally, we again prove that rule of law goes hand in hand with peace, security and democracy,” Kurti said.
Today I spoke w/ & thanked @CounselorDOS for 🇺🇸’s continued support for 🇽🇰’s Euro-Atlantic integration. As shown in @TheWJP 2022 report, ranking 🇽🇰 as 1st in WB6 & 2nd most improved globally, we again prove that rule of law goes hand in hand w/ peace, security & democracy.
— Albin Kurti (@albinkurti) October 27, 2022
Neither Chollet nor Kurti said if the October 31 deadline to replace Serbia-issued license plates with Republic of Kosovo plates would be extended as requested by the US and the European Union.