Merkel: We support dialogue, but territorial integrity is important

Angela Merkel

BERLIN – During a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly reflected on her yesterday’s conversation with US President Donald Trump, in which latest developments between Serbia and Kosovo were also discussed.

“We have shared thoughts on the situation between Serbia and Kosovo. We, of course, support all talks that lead to the goals, but at the same time we must say that the territorial integrity as it is today is an important value”, she said.

Merkel added that she had made that clear during the visits of Montenegrin and Bosnian Prime Ministers and that actions that occur at one place should not be allowed to influence actions at other places.

“Croatia supports territorial integrity and peaceful resolution of conflicts, and we follow everything that is happening between Kosovo and Serbia from that position”, stated Plenković.