The governments of Serbia and Kosovo on Monday underscored their commitment to the EU-sponsored dialogue, which is key to furthering their aspirations in the community. Belgrade and Pristina have set this out in a joint declaration by European diplomacy.
The statement came just minutes before the meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti in Brussels at the second high-level summit to negotiate normalization of relations after the EU managed to unblock talks last July after a 20 month hiatus.
The meeting will be attended by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, and the Special Envoy for Dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak. You will address the issue of social minorities and displaced persons, as well as mutual property and financial entitlements.
The appointment comes after the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, signed last Friday in the US, in which both agreed to normalize economic relations. Washington’s mediation, which currently appears to overlap with that of Brussels, has been welcomed with good words by EU diplomacy.