President Aleksandar Vucic said in Washington on Monday night (2 March) that he had had a usual meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci. He said Belgrade was expecting to see the removal of tariffs on the goods coming from Serbia to enable the resumption of a dialogue regarding the fundamental issues with Pristina.
After the meeting with Thaci, he also attended a meeting with the special envoy to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Richard Grenell, as well as Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien. Vucic told reporters he had said at the meeting that there was no agreement requiring Serbia to discontinue its campaign with countries to ‘derecognise’ Kosovo’s independence.
“I said that we had no such agreement and then I was listening to others speaking how it was important, after which I said that throughout the dialogue in Brussels I had been asking one thing of the Kosovo Albanians: not to apply for membership in international organisations and institutions, not to seek additional recognitions and membership in Interpol, UNESCO or any other international organisation during the dialogue,” Vucic said.