Kosovo and Serbia heading toward a final agreement

Kosovo and Serbia heading toward a final agreement

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci and president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic held a round of talks today in a fresh attempt to achieve an agreement for the normalization of relations between the two countries.

After the meeting, the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci said that the meeting was short, but also a difficult one.

“It was a short meeting and not an easy one. It was the most difficult meeting of the past six years. This is why we’re doing maximum efforts to come up with a final agreement”, he said, underlining that he still hopes on an improvement of relations with Serbia.

Meanwhile, president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic said that today’s talks held in Brussels were complex and according to him, the sides have agreed on finding compromise and preserve stable relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

An agreement for the normalization of relations between the two countries has been imposed as a condition for their integration in the European Union. But, it is still not clear what this agreement could be.

Pristina says that this agreement should include a mutual recognition of the two countries and Kosovo’s accession in the UN. Belgrade, which contests Kosovo’s independence, is asking for “compromise”, but without specifying the sort of compromise that it’s looking for. Several Serb politicians have reiterated the fact that the division of Kosovo may act as a solution. What they suggest is for the northern part of the country, which is inhabited by Serbs, to be given to Serbia, but Pristina has not accepted this idea. /ibna/