05.07.2021 – 14:05
The European Union confirmed that the meeting in the framework of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, at the level of negotiators, will take place on Wednesday, July 7.
Prior to this meeting, the delegations of both parties will have separate meetings with representatives of the European Union.
The Kosovo delegation will meet with EU representatives on July 6, while the Serbian delegation on July 7.
The meeting of the two teams will then take place, with the mediation of the EU.
These are the first talks at this level since the first meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on June 15th.
The Kosovo delegation will be led by Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi, while the Serbian delegation will be led by the director of the Office for Kosovo in the Government of Serbia, Petar Petkovic.
EU sources in Brussels did not specify what the topics of these meetings will be, but warned that they will also talk about the agreements reached so far, as well as the progress of the dialogue process for the normalization of relations.
This meeting is said to serve to prepare a new meeting between the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, which is expected to take place later this month in Brussels.
The EU continues to reiterate that the agreements reached earlier in the dialogue must be implemented, including the establishment of an Association of Serb-majority municipalities in Kosovo.
For this, the EU expects Kosovo to come up with a proposal on how to implement it, as with a decision of the Assembly, it has taken over this international obligation.
Kurti – whose government was formed in March – has said that there can be no one-ethnic association in Kosovo.