BELGRADE-PRISTINA – ‘Full progress’ in Serbia-Kosovo negotiations

EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajčak said in Brussels on Monday (7 September) that “full progress” had been made in negotiations between the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on topics opened earlier in the dialogue under the EU’s auspices. EURACTIV Serbia has more.

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“In our meetings, we spoke about economic cooperation and the missing and displaced persons – the topics which were opened in our last high-level meeting. And I am happy to announce that we made full progress in the discussions,” Lajčak said after a round of talks between Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti.

Vučić said after the meeting that the participants had “essentially harmonised” the issue of internally displaced and missing persons, as well as economic issues.

He also noted that two new topics had been addressed, including the matter of the Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo and the financial demands of both sides.

For his part, Hoti said that progress had been made toward “reaching a final agreement” with Belgrade, which should be legally binding.

Both negotiating team leaders, Marko Đurić and Skender Hyseni respectively, will resume talks on the Community of Serb Municipalities on 17 September while the next high-level meeting is set to be held in Brussels on 28 September.

(EURACTIV.rs  betabriefing.com)

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