Fresh round of talks between Kosovo and Serbia on June 23

Fresh round of talks between Kosovo and Serbia on June 23

Pristina, 12 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Political dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade will continue in Brussels on June 23, with a meeting between Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa and that of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

Spokesman of the government of Kosovo, Arban Abrashi says that this meeting will discuss issues that relate to energy, telecommunication and free movement of goods in the north of Kosovo, namely the opening of the main bridge over Iber river, which marks the division line of Mitrovica, in the north inhabited by Serbs and south inhabited by Albanians.

These talks are also expected to discuss the creation of the association of Serb communes in Kosovo. This is also confirmed by the minister for Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, Edita Tahiri.

“Next week is an intensive week in terms of the dialogue. Besides the topics mentioned so far, these meetings will also discuss the creation of the association of communes”, Tahiri said.

Professor of international law, Afrim Hoti told IBNA that what matters for the Kosovo side is the equality and reciprocity in the Brussels’ talks.

“Alpha and omega of these talks will be equality, in spite of the Serbs saying that they are holding talks with an ethnic group. Equality and reciprocity must always be born in mind”, he declared.

Meanwhile, representatives of the European Union say that the progress of negotiations for the accession of Serbia in the European Union depends on the talks between Kosovo and Serbia.

Rapporteur on Serbia in the European Parliament, David McAllister said that the June 23 talks may have a “decisive impact” on the opening of these chapters. /ibna/