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Lajçak: We must wait for a new government in Kosovo to continue the dialogue

  • 1/14/2021 9:00 PM
Lajçak: We must wait for a new government in Kosovo to continue the dialogue

The European Union Special Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, has confirmed that he will not organize a new round of dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade without completing the election process in Kosovo.

Commenting on the changes in the US administration that will occur after the inauguration of the Democrat, Joe Biden, as President of the United States on January 20, Lajcak said that he was encouraged by the new appointments in the next administration, which, as he said, "do not need lessons about the region" because they are people who have information about the processes in the Western Balkans.

The EU representative for dialogue acknowledged that there had been no coordination between Brussels and Washington in the past year.

He noted that the dialogue process will soon mark its tenth anniversary and that it is time to reach a comprehensive agreement on the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. To achieve this, he said, it is necessary for politicians to be able to "sell" that document to the public, but also "some legal and constitutional changes will be needed in these countries, as well as the holding of a possible referendum".

The European Union Special Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, said that no one can guarantee that after a possible Kosovo-Serbia agreement, the five European countries that do not recognize Kosovo will recognize it.

This, according to him, is an internal matter of these countries, although, as he said, there are signals that they are closely following the dialogue process.

On September 4, 2020, Kosovo and Serbia signed at the White House in Washington, two documents for the normalization of economic relations, in the presence of US President Donald Trump.

/Klara Ruci/