Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic declared that the Prespa Agreement is a good incentive for settling Serb – Albanian relations and that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina should “be resumed with a reasonable approach and successfully completed”.
“The Prespa Accord is a good impetus to that. True enough, I have voiced reservations towards the idea of demarcation between Serbia and Kosovo that would imply deviating from the principles defined by the Badinter Commission”, he said in an interview to Dnevne novine.
“Because demarcation would certainly be perceived and interpreted by ethnic reasons (Serbs in Serbia and Albanians in Kosovo), this certainly wouldn’t be a contribution to the idea of multi-ethnic democracy that we want to develop in the Balkans.
“This has also to do with the question: how can we be sure that such a solution would not cause a chain reaction in resolving other opened issues, and not just in the Balkans? What are the guarantees against that?”, Djukanovic asked.
“I believe it makes more sense completing the negotiating process, harmonizing solutions that would imply full regularization of relations, and as part of that formula, ultimately verifying whether a new demarcation idea still affects the convalescing regional stability, or whether it might become part of a sustainable solution”, he said