State Department Counselor discusses license plates with Kurti

NEWS 28.10.2022 11:36
Aljbin Kurti
Source: REUTERS/Johanna Geron

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.

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.

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.