Talks between Kosovo and Serbia continue in Brussels

Talks between Kosovo and Serbia continue in Brussels

A new round of talks is expected to take place today in Brussels between Pristina and Belgrade with the brokerage of the European Union.

Avni Arifi, head of the delegation of Kosovo, has warned several days ago that the meeting will discuss the implementation of the agreements that have been reached so far.

“Our priority is not the launch of the new round of talks for new agreements. Kosovo is more interested on the implementation of the existing agreements”, Arifi declared.

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci said that the process for the normalization of relations needs to be finalized with the mutual recognition by both countries.

He hopes that 2018 will be the year of a peace treaty, which would speed up European integration processes for both countries.

Opposition MP, Mimoza Kusari says that there need to be deadlines in terms of the implementation of the agreements.

“Dialogue needs to be structured, there need to be deadlines for the implementation of agreements and a better representation of Kosovo’s representative team”, she said.

The head of the Office for Kosovo in the Serb Government, Marko Djuric says that Belgrade will insist on the issue of the Association of Serb Communes.

This round of talks was supposed to take place on 16 January, but it was postponed due to the murder of the Serb politician in Northern Mitrovica, Oliver Ivanovic. /balkaneu.com/