PRESS RELEASE BY MINISTER DALIBOR JEVTIC ON THE OCCASION OF A VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE CONTINUATION OF THE SKOPJE PROCESS
Pristina, November 3, 2020
The Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtić, the Ambassador of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Jan Braathu, and the Head of the UNHCR Mission in Kosovo, Erol Arduç, held a video conference today on the return and integration of displaced persons. within the regional initiative called "Skopje Process" and the implementation of action measures within the Concept Document, which was previously adopted by the delegations of Belgrade, Pristina, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro.
"What is very important when it comes to the regional process of finding lasting solutions for displaced persons (Skopje process) is that the Government of Kosovo has recently adopted an Action Plan for the implementation of the Washington Agreement, of which the Skopje process is a part, so this will largely measures contribute to the implementation of point 12 of the agreement, which concerns the provision of permanent solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons ", said Minister Dalibor Jevtić during today's conference.
During the conference, officials agreed that the four delegations would hold a meeting of the Skopje Process working group in mid-November, brief the Prime Minister's Office and the Commission for the Rights and Interests of Communities and the return of the Kosovo Assembly on plans for the Skopje Process. obligations and solving the accumulated problems of returnees and displaced persons.
In order to address the issue of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians who have returned from Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, and who have been provided with temporary accommodation by the Ministry of Communities and Returns, it has been agreed to hold a video meeting with mayors to speed up building permits and allocating plots for building houses to these families.
The participants of the conference concluded that dialogue at all levels must be the basis for resolving all remaining problems, because that is the only way to achieve results that will satisfy all parties.