Lajcak: High time for real progress in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

Miroslav Lajčak, the EU’s special representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, has said that he had spoken in Brussels separately with each side’s main negotiator. [EPA-EFE / JAKUB KACZMARCZYK]

Miroslav Lajčak, the EU’s special representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, said he has spoken with each side’s main negotiator and made it known that EU member countries expect the talks to finally yield concrete results.

“I hosted the two Chief negotiators and their delegations for separate meetings on outstanding issues and the way forward in the Dialogue… It’s high time for real progress,” Lajcak posted on Twitter on 16 November following meetings with Petar Petković, the chief of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija, and Besnik Bislimi, Kosovo’s deputy prime minister.

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti also gave a statement in which he expressed his belief that Pristina would reach a comprehensive agreement with Serbia during his mandate.

During a 16 November interview for Radio Free Europe, Kurti said that he could not foresee when such an agreement would be reached, but that he expected this to happen before the end of his mandate, as well as before the end of the mandates of US President Joseph Biden and EU foreign affairs chief Joseph Borrell.

(EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)

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