The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that lasting peace, stability and social-economic development in Kosovo and the region depended on improving the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on the normalisation of relations.

Guterres told the UN Security Council’s video session about the sixth-month report on the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, that „though I welcome clear statements about the dialogue’s importance, I highlight the importance of a true commitment to the resumption of the talks at the high level under the European Union auspices soon.“

The Secretary-General praised Kosovo’s institutions, political parties and voters for well organised early general elections, calling on Pristina leaders to use that elan.

Guterres also said that despite three rounds of negotiations at the expert level and both sides’ readiness to meet and solve pending issues, Belgrade and Pristina have to reconcile views, including the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities.

Turning Kosovo’s European perspective into a reality for its citizens requires a swift continuation of the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and the comprehensive normalisation of relations with Serbia, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi wrote in a letter sent to Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti. Congratulating Kurti on the formation of the new Government … Continue reading

Serbian ambassador to the US, Marko Djuric says authorities in Pristina have openly acted against the recommendations made by the US Secretary of State, Anthoni Blinken, “who said dialogue with Serbia must be a priority”. “And what was their response? To announce reciprocity measures: to call for unification with Albania and to threaten with filing … Continue reading