Edi Rama says although Serbia is ahead of Albania in the process of EU accession, the two countries could join the EU together.

Speaking in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, the Albanian prime minister said this could happen “under the assumption that Serbia recognizes Kosovo.”

“This is a performance-based process. Serbia has advantage because it is already negotiating and we hope to start negotiations this year,” Rama said.

“But that’s healthy competition and we would like to move faster and, why not, be in the same position in the future and to join the EU together, on the assumption that Serbia recognizes Kosovo,” he told reporters.

President Aleksandar Vucic will be partaking in the 48th meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 24-26.

Vucic will participate in gatherings in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate.

During his three-day stay in Davos, Vucic is supposed to meet with the EU commissioner for enlargement, Johannes Hahn, Polish President Andrzej Duda, as well as other officials and entrepreneurs.

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