Kosovo and Serbia reached an Agreement on Permanent Facilities of IBM

Brussels, 4 September 2014

On 4 September 2014, in Brussels, the delegations of Kosovo and Serbia with European Union mediation signed an agreement on the construction of permanent IBM buildings.

Tahiri, the Chief Negotiator for Implementation of Brussels dialogue said that the agreement for the construction of permanent buildings IBM is of great importance because it completes the full implementation of the IBM Agreement and Technical Protocol.

By reaching such an agreement both parties have facilitated the free movement of people and goods, improved the quality and safety of border control, and it facilitates the fulfillment of the criteria for visa liberalization for Kosovo.

She also reconfirmed that the Government of the Republic of Kosovo remains committed to the implementation of the Brussels agreements and the process of normalization of interstate relations with Serbia.

This agreement foresees the construction of six border crossing points that are funded by the European Commission through Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) funds with a total of over 21 million Euros.

The Republic of Kosovo delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Tahiri, consisted of, Fisnik Rexhepi from MIA, Dren Zeka from PAMM cabinet Tahiri, Qemajl Marmullakaj from OPM, Colonel Shaban Guda from Kosovo Police, Bekim Mehmeti from Kosovo Customs, Valdet Gjinovci from AUV, Murat Meha from ACA, and Labinot Hoxha from the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels