Political dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo on Thursday

The next expert meeting within the political dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo will be held on Thursday (27August), Nabila Massrali, a spokeswoman for the EU for foreign and security policy, was quoted as saying by Radio Free Europe (RFE).

“After continuing at the highest level last July, the dialogue will continue with a series of meetings at expert level, which represents part of the ongoing process. We can confirm that the meetings will be held on 27 August,” said Massrali.

This will be the third meeting of experts.

The Serbian delegation is led by the Serbian government’s office for Kosovo and Metohija Head Marko Djuric, while Pristina’s delegation is led by Skender Hiseni.

They met as part of the dialogue in Brussels on 23 and 30 July and discussed the issue of missing and displaced persons as well as economic issues. The EU’s seat could not confirm which subjects would be negotiated at the next meeting.

Marko Djuric said yesterday that the position of Belgrade’s delegations at meetings in Washington and Brussels would be within the frameworks defined by the Serbian Constitution and UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

“We are going with a very clear position. As (Serbian) President Aleksandar Vucic has said – do not dream about the story of Kosovo’s independence. Let us discuss practical issues, cooperation, and that is what we will absolutely do,” Djuric told Pink TV.

“We will discuss economic cooperation, again at the next meeting in Brussels. The issue of the missing and displaced persons will also be on the table, and we will insist on creating conditions for the return of Serbs to their homes,” Djuric said about the next round of talks.

Djuric also said he would use the opportunity to hear the EU’s position on the meeting in Washington, noting that he was scheduled to meet with the EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak. (EURACTIV.rs  betabriefing.com)

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