Office of High Representative: Parties are defining the common ground

Federica Mogherini in Sarajevo © European Union , 2017 / Photo: Elvis Barukcic

PRISTINA – The hesitation of the US Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie on giving a straight answer to the question whether the US excludes partition as a solution to the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has created confusion in Kosovo and sparked reaction of politicians in Kosovo who are against such an idea, writes Gazeta Express.

Mr Delawie has since said that his statement was misrepresented. In February this year, he said for Gazeta Express that his country does not support the idea of the exchange of territories.

According to Kosovo-based news portal, the Office of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini  stated that “parties are defining the common ground for mutual consent”, adding that presidents Thaçi and Vučić had a productive dialogue on the framework of an agreement on 24 June.

“The EU facilitated Dialogue aims at promoting lasting cooperation between the two sides, help them achieve progress on the path to Europe and improve the lives of the people. A lasting solution means a viable sustainable realistic solution according to international law,” said Spokesperson for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Maja Kocijančič said in a written statement to Gazeta Express.