BRUSSELS – The meeting between presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vučić and Hashim Thaçi, mediated by the High Representative of EU Federica Mogherini, did not last long and ended without substantial progress, reports Tanjug.
President Thaçi described the meeting as “short and very difficult. Maybe the shortest and most difficult one in the last six years. But our commitment to European future remains serious and responsible”.
“Serbia still sees Kosovo as a part of its territory. President Vučić and Serbia have to realise that Kosovo is a sovereign country. We will work on the final agreement that will be beneficial for both countries, but there will be setbacks in the next days and months”, he concluded.
In a short statement to the press, Vučić said that today’s talks were definitely not easy, but that there are two things that were agreed upon.
“The first one is to continue the dialogue and try to find a common position. The second one is to maintain peace and security between Belgrade and Pristina”, said Vučić.
He added that the only compromise offered by all political parties from Kosovo includes recognizing its independence. “It does not work that way”, concluded Vučić.
In a short statement by European External Action Service it was said that “the High Representative and the Presidents have evaluated the progress in the talks about the framework for the agreement between the two sides and agreed to resume the work in a few weeks.”