MOSCOW

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Wednesday urged Serbia to recognize Kosovo as an independent state.

The sooner Serbia recognizes Kosovo, the better it will be for everyone, including Serbia itself, Rama told a news conference in Moscow.

“We support dialogue, reconciliation and finding a common ground to make this happen,” he said, adding that both the sides should refrain from accusations — something that could hinder progress.

He questioned as to why other states had the right to independence if Kosovo was being deprived of it.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 but Belgrade insists the country

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