The EU High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini met with a Pristina delegation in Brussels that was formed by the Kosovo Parliament on December 15th for the purpose of continuing the dialogue with official Belgrade.
On the occasion, the two sides exchanged opinions about the current state of the dialogue, and the High Representative reiterated the necessity of abolition of additional tax that the Kosovo authorities imposed on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“The High Representative welcomed the formation of the delegation and she sees their coming to Brussels as a signal that the Kosovo authorities do consider the normalization of the relations as a priority, which is the condition for further European integration of Kosovo, and the need to work together on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina”, the diplomatic service of the EU’s Foreign Ministry, the European Union External Action (EUEA) has said in the press release.
The press release goes on to say that the meeting with the members of the newly formed delegation from Pristina was also an opportunity to exchange opinions about the current state of the dialogue.
“In that context, the High Representative reiterated the need for the customs duties that the Kosovo government introduced late last year should be abolished”, the EUEA adds.
Mogherini assessed that in order to achieve a comprehensive legally binding agreement on the full normalization of Belgrade-Pristina relations, a climate had to be created that would foster good neighbourly relations, where previously reached agreements are applied and enforced, while the two sides should avoid making moves and statements that are inconsistent with the ultimate strategic goals and interests.
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