Belgrade-Pristina technical dialogue to continue in Brussels

Beograd - Pristina; Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

BRUSSELS – A new round of the Belgrade-Pristina expert-level dialogue will be held in Brussels from Monday through Wednesday.

The topics of the Brussels discussions will be the implementation of the agreements reached on the Community of Serb Municipalities, energy, the Kosovska Mitrovica bridge, freedom of movement and integrated management of administrative crossings.

Belgrade’s delegation in the discussions will be led by the head of the government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić, with the Pristina delegation to be headed by Avni Arifi.

Urging acceleration of discussions on existing agreements on normalisation of Belgrade-Pristina relations, the EU has announced that the technical delegations would meet in Brussels every few weeks.

The latest round of the expert discussions was held on February 26-27.

The EU expects full implementation of all agreements from the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, including the agreement on establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities, European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijančič said in Brussels ahead of the start of a new round of the technical dialogue.

She said the new round of the technical dialogue would address implementation of the agreements reached in the dialogue.

“Specifically, those on the Association/Community of Serb Municipalities, energy, integrated border management, the (Kosovska) Mitrovica bridge and freedom of movement,” Kocijančič noted.

She added that another meeting in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would take place in Brussels at the end of the week.