The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vuçi., Recently gave an interview to the media in the Czech Republic, where topics such as the relations between Serbia and Kosovo were also touched upon.
When asked what the change at the helm of the United States means for Serbia, its foreign policy and whether he expects some changes, Vucic replied that that change does not mean much to Serbia.
“I know President Biden better than Trump. I met him briefly twice and talked to him basically only once. “While in the past I met with President Biden five times and talked to him five times and even longer,” Vucic added.
Asked what the new US president means in a geopolitical sense, Vucic said the United States has recognized Kosovo and does not want to give up that direction.
“The United States, of course, will continue to put pressure on Serbia or, not to mention the pressure, but the demand to recognize Kosovo’s independence. “But this is a category that does not change in American foreign policy, so I do not expect change,” Vucic said.
Asked how the process of resolving the Kosovo-Serbia problem is going, Vucic said that Serbia is still open to dialogue, because whenever the two sides talk to each other, tensions decrease.
“And whenever you have a dialogue, you can guarantee a little more security for the Serb people in Kosovo. “This is important for us to hold talks and we are interested in finding a compromise solution,” Vucic reiterated.
He said that at the last Summit in Brdo near Kranj, Slovenia, he met with Vjosa Osmani, who, as he says, expressed interest in everything except a compromise solution to that issue.
“If their goal is to expect someone to put pressure on Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence, to make genocide allegations against Serbia and I do not know what else, then I am not an optimist,” Vucic said.
All this, he says, shows that the other side is not interested in dialogue.
“If we can successfully reach a compromise solution, I do not know at the moment and I do not see it as optimistic. “I hope we will succeed one day,” Vucic said.