Ilir Meta, who is on a two-day private visit to the south of central Serbia, says he did not expect to be welcomed by President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, because he personally initiated the visit.

President of Albania, Ilir Meta, who was on a two-day private visit to the south of central Serbia, says that the fact that he visited Medvedja and was previously in Presevo and Bujanovac indicates that Serbia is an open country.

‘The fact I’m here shows that Serbia is an open country. And the fact that Mr. (Zoran) Stankovic, as the representative of the Government of Serbia, has long devoted himself to me as well as my municipal representatives and officials from the municipality who have organized a welcome makes you feel very well,’ said Meta in an interview with Radio Free Europe…’My belief is that every nation in the Balkans somewhere majority and minority somewhere. The change of borders is never a solution. But it is important to respect minorities wherever they live,’ he stated.” (translated from Vecernje Novosti)