Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic confirmed he had talks with the French President Emmanuel Macron in New York and that Macron told him he would join the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on the normalization of relations after the early elections in Kosovo due on October 6, the Beta news agency reported.
On Thursday, Radio Free Europe (RFE), citing its diplomatic sources from Brussels, reported that the European Union would appoint its special representative to the Western Balkans after the hearing of the bloc’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell before the European Parliament (EP) due on October 7.
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Dacic’s office also said that Macron was waiting for the Kosovo election to end to take part in solving problems in the dialogue.
The EU will thus join the US which has earlier appointed Matthew Palmer as its special representative to the Western Balkans, showing increasing interest, and Washington and Brussels attempt to have a most prominent role in the region after the West said Russia, China and the Gulf states had been spreading their influence to the Western Balkans.
Dacic also met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session and said the Turkish leader told him he was looking forward to visiting Serbia soon.
For his part, Erdoğan said that the relations between Turkey and Serbia were at the highest level in recent history, the press release said.
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