Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone.
Ilir Meta, who is visiting Kosovo Wednesday, said the solution was "through dialogue."
Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo have refused to ratify that deal, saying it meant Kosovo would lose land.
Albania has enjoyed access to the visa-free regime since 2010. Kosovo's 1.9 million population is mainly ethnic Albanian.