BELGRADE – Serbia, Kosovo agree to restart dialogue

The EU’s Special Representative for normalisation between Belgrade and Priština, Miroslav Lajčak, said on Sunday (12 July) that a video conference between representatives of Serbia, Kosovo and the EU had produced an agreement on the key elements of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

Lajčak said the parties had also agreed on the agenda for the next meeting in Brussels on 16 July. “I am glad to be able to say that the EU-mediated dialogue on the overall normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo has been restored after 20 months,” Lajčak said, thanking Serbia and Kosovo for their “constructive engagement.”

Aside from the EU envoy, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and EU top diplomat, Josep Borrell, took part in the conference.

Borrell and Lajčak held separate meetings with Hoti and Vucic ahead of the conference. During the trilateral meeting, Vučić announced that the themes of the next meeting in Brussels had been defined.

“The EU-mediated dialogue has continued after 20 months. The themes of the meeting in Brussels next Thursday (July 16) have been arranged as well,” Vučić said on Instagram.

(EURACTIV.rs  betabriefing.com)

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