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US State Department calls on Kosovo: Prioritize dialogue with Serbia!

  • 2/17/2021 12:31 PM
US State Department calls on Kosovo: Prioritize dialogue with Serbia!

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US would encourage the new Kosovo government, which has just been formed, to prioritize negotiations with Serbia. He made the comments in response to a VOA question.

"In terms of dialogue with Serbia, the United States strongly supports the EU-facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia aimed at a comprehensive normalization agreement, which should focus on mutual recognition," the spokesman said.

He said the US congratulates the people of Kosovo on their successful parliamentary elections.

"We hope to work with the government, once it is formed, on priority issues, to advance peace, justice and prosperity in Kosovo and the wider region," the spokesman said.

He also said the US would support the previous administration's efforts to achieve normalization between Kosovo and Serbia.

The reaction comes as Albin Kurti, the winner with a profound result in the February 14 elections, has stated that for Kosovo's new government, dialogue with Serbia is not a top priority.

/Klara Ruci/