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Pristina and Tirana working on allowing free movement between Kosovo and Metohija and Albania

This is about temporary crossings in more than a dozen border villages, as well as other steps, such as "cooperation on joint border control systems" - after Rama and Kurti asked relevant ministers in November to solve the border removal procedure

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Edi Rama, Aljibn Kurti

Photo: Tanjug/AP, Tanja Valic

The government from Pristina and the government of Albania are working on enabling free movement of citizens and goods, without stopping at crossings, but that takes time, said representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Pristina, reports Economy Online.

As further stated, special, temporary crossings are being worked on in more than ten border villages, as well as other steps, such as "cooperation on joint border control systems."

According to the ministry, all these measures have started to be implemented, but for technical, financial and security reasons, it will take time for them to be fully in place.

In November, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti "asked ministers to look into procedures leading to the removal of the border." Albanian Interior Minister Bledar Cuci and the interior minister of so-called Kosovo, Xhelal Svecla, agreed to set up surveillance cameras for vehicles at crossings and not to require passports or ID cards from citizens.

In previous years, Albanian leaders from Kosovo and leaders of Albania have made statements such as, "we will remove the border between the two states," but this has not yet happened.

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