A Kosovo Albanian official in PriÅ¡tina says â€œKosovo has received an official invitation to participate in the regional conference in Sarajevo on June 2â€.
Deputy PM Hajredin Kuqi said that â€œKosovo will be represented equality, as all other countriesâ€, and that it would give its perspective of regional trends and European integrations.
He added that â€œno one other than Kosovo institution officials can represent Kosovo at international and regional conferencesâ€.
â€œRepublic Kosovo is interested in participating in this conference, to offer its contribution to the topics that are important to regional cooperation and European integration. We will, of course, be treated equally and with an approach that will maintain the dignity of our officials and state integrity,â€ he said.
UN mission in the province, UNMIK, expect that its chief Lamberto Zannier will be invited to the conference as well, but that â€œKosovo officials will be speaking in the name of Kosovoâ€, Beta news agency reports.
Foreign Minister Vuk JeremiÄ‡ said earlier that Kosovo will be represented as UNMIK/Kosovo at the conference.
The organizer of the conference is Spain, the country presiding over the European Union currently.
Spain stated that the Gymnich format will be used at the conference, in which the participants will appear under their own names, without state symbols or names included.