Lajcak in Belgrade: EU Wants Comprehensive Agreement Between Serbia and Kosovo

Miroslav Lajçak
Miroslav Lajçak

The European Union wants a comprehensive agreement between Belgrade and Pristina which will forever resolve all the open issues, said the EU special envoy for Serbia-Kosovo talks Miroslav Lajcak on Monday in Belgrade.

After a meeting with the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Lajcak said that he was prepared to be fully engaged for the dialogue under the auspices of the EU to be continued without delay and to help both sides to achieve an agreement which will resolve all the open issues and be acceptable to the region and all the Union members.

“This is a comprehensive dialogue. We shall continue to work on implementing that which has already been agreed and we shall ensure that at the end of the process we have an agreement with all the issues resolved, without any question marks”, Lajcak said.

He added that he had not come to Belgrade to push anyone into achieving a certain agreement but rather to help and that in that sense he had had a productive and constructive talk with Vucic.

Lajcak said that he expected that the dialogue under the EU’s auspices would be able to continue in July in Brussels and estimated that these negotiations had, in the last ten years, brought about important and concrete results to the peoples of Serbia and Kosovo.

Some Belgrade media, however, citing unofficial sources, announce that the new round of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue could be held already by 25 June in Brussels, a couple of days before the meeting of the two sides in Washington, the holding of which was recently announced by the US special Presidential envoy for Serbia-Kosovo talks Richard Grenell.

Vucic said that he expected that the talks with Pristina would be continued in the shortest possible time period, possibly already in July and that Lajcak would set the date.

“We respect the efforts which Grenell has invested, above all in the resolving of economic problems between us and Pristina, but for us, there is no doubt that we are completely dedicated to the dialogue under the auspices of the EU since a good number of problems which we are discussing with Pristina relate to the European future of Serbia”, Vucic said.