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PM of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and President of Serbia Vicic expected to pay visits to Brussels next week

  • 4/22/2021 3:21 PM
PM of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and President of Serbia Vicic expected to pay  visits to Brussels next week

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti is expected to pay his first visit to Brussels next week, from April 28 to 30, since he took over the leadership of the executive.

This was confirmed by European Union sources in Brussels, saying that they are making final preparations for the agenda of meetings that Kurti will have with senior representatives of the European bloc. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is expected to be in Brussels this week, but not at the same time. Both will have meetings with senior officials of the European Union institutions.

According to sources in Brussels, Kurti will have a meeting with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission Ursula von Der Leyn, the High Representative Josep Borrell and the Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, Oliver Verhelyi.

Dialogue with Serbia, dealing with the pandemic in Kosovo and the assistance provided by the EU in this regard, as well as the reform process, are expected to be the main topics of these meetings.

However, both the talks with Prime Minister Kurti and those with President Vuçi are expected to be used to prepare the ground for a meeting between them to mark the continuation of the high-level dialogue. There have been no such meetings since September, when the then Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti and the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic met in Brussels. The dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, mediated by the European Union, took place in 2011. This process is said to aim at the full normalization of relations between the two countries.

/Klara Ruci/