Kosovo’s leader in Albania for two days visit

Sejdiu will meet with Albanian President Alfred Moisiu, Parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli, Prime Minister Sali Berisha and opposition leaders. He will also receive a Tirana University medal.

His visit comes amid U.N.-mediated talks between predominantly ethnic Albanian Kosovo and Serbia over the future status of the province. Ethnic Albanians want Kosovo to become independent; Serbs want it to remain part of Serbia.

Earlier this month, during a visit to Pristina, Berisha said that an improvement in the way the ethnic Albanians in Kosovo treat the province's Serb minority would lead to an improvement in relations between Serbs and Albanians after years of enmity and distrust. He also said that peace and stability in the Balkans depend on Kosovo's eventually gaining independence, the AP reports.