Petkovic, the head of Serbia’s Government Office for Kosovo, said on Wednesday that Belgrade advocated a compromise with Pristina, adding the two capitals should “meet half-way so that neither side gets or loses everything.”
Serbia was an internationally recognised country and did not need Kosovo’s recognition, he said.
Speaking to the Belgrade Happy TV, Petkovic added the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue in Brussels was about the normalisation of relations, and not about mutual recognition.
He accused Kosovo’s politicians of using it for internal politics and the forthcoming elections.
“We have signed 48 agreements, and Pristina has to implement them. We have done our part,” he said, adding Kosovo’s acting President Vjosa Osmani “does not understand or pretend to be naïve when she says Brussels must pressure Belgrade into implementing the agreements.”
“I welcome her words that the agreed must be implemented. We also insist on that,” Petkovc said.