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O'Brien in Belgrade: We hope that everything will be done to establish the Association

O'Brien in Belgrade: We hope that everything will be done to establish the

The US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, James O'Brien, said that Kosovo has promised to establish the Association of Serb-majority municipalities and Washington expects this promise to be fulfilled.

"If there is concern that the international community is not fulfilling its obligation to help in this matter, I hope that we will do everything in our power to help fulfill the promise to ourselves and others ," said the senior US official. during a press conference in Belgrade on April 20, after the meeting he held with the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

Meanwhile, Vučič said that little they agree with Kosovo, is that "peace and stability must be preserved". Within the dialogue for the normalization of relations, which is mediated by the European Union, Kosovo and Serbia have reached an agreement in 2013 and then in 2015 for the establishment of the Association.

Also, the establishment of the Association is included in the Agreement on the way to the normalization of relations that the parties reached last year.

The EU and the USA have repeatedly called on Kosovo to establish the Association. Last year, the international community presented Kosovo and Serbia with a draft statute for the Association. The parties initially accepted the draft statute, but no steps have yet been taken towards its establishment./REL


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