The European Union’s special representative in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, said the atmosphere at Monday’s meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was “tense”.
“The meeting was difficult and showed very different approaches to the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. As a result, we have made very little progress today. “Some concrete proposals have been discussed, but the only result I can report today is that the dialogue will continue”, said Lajçak after the meeting.
He confirmed that the negotiating teams will meet at the end of August and that the next meeting of the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will be held in September.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Kurti, said after the meeting that he has proposed a declaration of peace between Kosovo and Serbia, but, according to him, it was rejected “still unread”.
“For me, this shows the unpreparedness for an agreement, since it was rejected without being read at all,” said Kurti.
Vuiqiiq, on the other hand, said that the Kosovar side always conditions “new political criteria”.
Today’s meeting was the second between Kurti and Vuiqi., In the framework of the dialogue for the normalization of Kosovo-Serbia relations.
The two senior officials met for the first time last month, but even then no progress has been reported.