Albanian PM visits flashpoint in fraught Serbia trip

A child holding an Albanian flag awaits the arrival of the prime minister prior to his visit to the town of Presevo on November 11, 2014Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Tuesday he was confident his historic visit to Serbia would help open a new era of ties despite a very public row with his hosts over Kosovo. “Despite the difficulties, I am confident that we have opened a new page in the relations with Serbia,” Rama said on a visit to the ethnic-Albanian town of Presevo in southern Serbia. At the start of what was supposed to be a fence-mending visit to Serbia on Monday, the first by an Albanian premier in 68 years, Rama clashed with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic over Kosovo’s independence. Tempers flared between Rama and Vucic over Kosovo at a joint press conference in Belgrade on Monday broadcast live on television.

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