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TIRANA, Albania – Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership.
Edi Rama had been expected to make a landmark visit to Serbia on Wednesday, as part of an effort to ease tensions left over from wars fought following the breakup of Yugoslavia.
But the trip was postponed until Nov. 10, after the two nations competed in a soccer match last week that descended into an on-field brawl after a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist banner flew over the stadium in the Serbian capital.
Rama, a big soccer fan, said in Wednesday's interview that international politics "cannot be driven by football (soccer) games."