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Pristina daily says German diplomat envoy for Kosovo

February 4, 2020

German diplomat Christoph Heusgen will be named European Union special representative for Kosovo, Pristina TV Klan Kosova said quoting what it said are reliable sources.

EU High Representative Josep Borrell told N1 in Belgrade last week that he would name a special representative to deal with the Kosovo issue and Belgrade-Pristina dialogue on a daily basis

European Commission spokesman Peter Stano denied reports of the appointment of the German diplomat, saying that it was a topic of discussion during High Representative Borrell’s visit to Pristina and Belgrade. Speculation about a name and the status of that person is premature, he said.

 Klan Kosova’s unnamed sources said that Heusgen’s role will be similar to that of the US President’s special envoy for the dialogue Ambassador Richard Grenell.

Heusgen has been Germany’s ambassador to the United Nations since 2017 and is considered to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s most influential foreign policy advisor.

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a566406/German-diplomat-Heusgen-to-be-EU-envoy-for-Kosovo.html

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