Kosovo, Montenegro to reach border deal

Kosovo says border deal with Montenegro is close as it agrees with international standards

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Kosovo's president Atifete Jahjaga

Kosovo says it is ready to mark its border with Montenegro as Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga on Thursday stated that the demarcation deal agrees with international standards.

According to three international experts cited by the Associated Press from the US, Britain and Germany, the deal is a step on the right path on settling the border with its neighbour.

However, the country’s political opposition is against the deal, saying that Kosovo is losing land.

"From the legal and technical point of view the international experts have found no violation of the demarcation process between Kosovo and Montenegro," Jahjaga said.

The Kosovar opposition has been against the deal since last September, disrupting the parliament’s work.

The British, American and German experts’ opinion was not accepted by the opposition which is now boycotting parliament while it says it will continue protesting against the government.

"The united opposition considers that the findings of this international team ... are an evaluation made for the President's needs and as such cannot be reflected in the need of border correction with Montenegro," a statement said.

TRTWorld and agencies