Vucic to meet with Mogherini and Thaci

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic is going to have an informal meeting with the EU Foreign Policy and Security Chief, Federica Mogherini and the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, in Brussels on the morning of 3rd July.

Mogherini, who is going to host the meeting, says that the two sides will exchange their viewpoints on continuation of the dialogue about the normalization of the relations between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as about the recent developments in the Western Balkans.

The last meeting between official Belgrade and Pristina was held in Brussels in February. In the meantime, Serbia had presidential election while parliamentary election was held in Kosovo.

There were also two meetings between the Serbian and Kosovo presidents and PMs in the beginning of this year with the aim of relaxing the tensions that rose after the Serbian train was prevented from entering Kosovo and the arrest of Ramush Haradinaj in France.

Just prior to meeting Mogherini, President Vucic said in Dubrovnik that every single time a meeting takes place, tensions in the region subside.

Mogherini said that the topic of the newest meeting would be continuation of the dialogue, and the implementation of the current agreements.

“Obviously, certain election-related things need to be put in place, but also we need to continue implementing the agreements we have reached so far”, Mogherini added.

When asked by a Kosovo journalist whether Kosovo and Serbia had any chance of advancing towards the EU membership without recognizing mutual sovereignty, Mogherini responded that the aim of the ongoing dialogue was to normalize the relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

“In the last two and a half years of my closely cooperating with the leaders from both sides, I have seen a strong determination and a huge progress made. They both know very well that the future of their respective countries and the EU integration are closely tied to the progress made in the dialogue and primarily in the implementation of the achieved agreements”, Mogherini concluded.

(Blic, 02.07.2017)




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