Jun 3, 2021

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said in Pristina on Wednesday that his meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in Brussels this month would be the opening of “a new chapter”, not the resumption of the previous dialogue. For his part, Vucic said he won’t be requested to recognise Kosovo.

The meeting in Brussels “is not a meeting for the resumption of the dialogue. This is the first meeting, at which I am expected to face the Serbian president for the first time,” Kurti said.

“That is the first meeting, and we can see what the next chapter of the dialogue will be. That is a meeting for the new chapter in the dialogue and not for the resumption of the previous dialogue,” Kurti added.

Kosovo’s PM also announced he would discuss the dialogue with two opposition leaders and address the members of the Kosovo Assembly.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Wednesday that he would not be requested to recognise Kosovo at the meeting in Brussels, adding that he should not even be invited if that were the plan.

“If he [Kurti] says that he does not want to discuss the Community of Serb Municipalities and that we should recognise Kosovo, then he does not need to come at all,” said Vučić.

“If they expect me to do that, then they don’t need to invite me, either,” he said, adding that the response of Belgrade would be “very strong and resolute” regarding the non-fulfilment of the legal contracts signed in Brussels. (EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)