"I believe that admitting Kosovo to international organizations at this point would create more problems than it would solve," Hofer said in an interview with the Serbian Tanjug agency.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008, and has since been recognized by 111 UN member states. Belgrade considers Kosovo to be part of Serbia. Dozens more countries, including five EU nations and Russia, do not recognize Kosovo's sovereignty.
On April 24, Hofer topped the first round of Austria's presidential election, with 36 percent of the vote, followed by the Greens’ Alexander Van der Bellen with 20 percent, while four other candidates lagged well behind them. The two candidates are due to face each other in a runoff on May 22.