BRUXELLES- “Peace and cooperation are essential for the future we owe to our children in this region devastated for centuries by the lack of peace and cooperation. I welcome the consensus of the two sides for the agreement on the path to normalization between Kosovo and Serbia”. So the Albanian premier Edi Rama in a tweet, applauding the outcome of the meeting held yesterday in Brussels within the framework of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue between the EU high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, the Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and the prime minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti.
“This – he added – it is an important milestone for regional peace and I strongly encourage all parties involved to continue working towards swift implementation.” “On peace and cooperation, Albania is and will remain a firm advocate and role model. We fully support any effort to overcome the past,” she concluded.
“The objective of the” Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, facilitated by the EU “is not recognition. The goal is to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo, while recognition is defined by the two sides. The EU’s mandate is to help” the two countries “to reach a definitive, complete and legally binding agreement on the normalization of relations”. This was specified by Peter Stano, spokesman for the EU high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, responding to a question relating to the EU proposal which yesterday received the support of the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic and the Kosovar premier, Albin Kurti, during the meeting with Borrell.The agreement, Stano explained, does not imply mutual recognition of the parties.
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February 28, 2023 14:03