Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić announced Pristina would lift taxes and other restrictions for dialogue to continue.
In reaction to an announcement by the EU’s Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak that talks between Serbia and Kosovo might be resumed in June, Vucic said that Belgrade was always interested in negotiations, but that Pristina should first lift taxes and other restrictions hampering the flow of goods and people.
“We’ll talk. Let’s see what they may propose and base their optimism on. It is realistic to expect us to sit at the negotiating table, but taxes and restrictions on the flow of people and goods should be removed first. Once they do that, I’m always ready (for talks),” Vucic said.
The president said the ongoing crisis in the United States didn’t mean the country would lose interest in the Kosovo issue, adding that he was in nearly daily contact with the U.S. special envoy for Serbia-Kosovo talks, Richard Grenell, discussing it.