Mogherini officially invites Vucic and Thaci to meet

The EU expects full implementation of all Belgrade-Pristina agreements, including the one on establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) – says the European Commission’s Spokeswoman, Maja Kocijancic on the eve of a new round of technical dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.

The talks are due to start today in Brussels and last until Wednesday.

“As always, we expect the full implementation of what has already been agreed in the dialogue. This applies to the issue of the Community/Association agreement as well as other agreements, such as energy. We expect this to happen! We have also stepped up our work on this. The meetings, that will take place in the next few days, are a concrete proof that we are working on it,” Kocijancic said in a press release.

She also said that, during the new round of the technical dialogue, the two sides would discuss the implementation of the agreements that they had already concluded during previous meetings. 

“Specifically, these are the Association/Community of Serb Municipalities, energy, integrated border management, the Mitrovica Bridge and freedom of movement,” Kocijancic announced. 

She added that, after the three-day technical dialogue, another meeting will be held at the end of the week in Brussels. 

“On Friday, the EU High Representative,Federica Mogherini invited President Vucic and President Thaci to meet at the highest level to discuss the overall normalization of relations, but also assess the progress made in the implementation of the agreements,” Kocijancic announced. 

Asked if the technical talks were “some sort of preparation for the high-level dialogue,” she explained that the meetings of working groups were focused specifically on the implementation of what had already been agreed. 

“In terms of the meeting at the highest level, it will be dedicated to assessing the progress made in implementation of the already concluded agreements, the overall normalization of relations and the work that the two presidents have been doing,” said Kocijancic.

(B92, 19.03.2018)


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