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Pompeo: Serbia and Kosovo to avoid provocations that hinder the normalisation process

Mike Pompeo; Photo: State Department photo by Ron Przysucha

NEW YORK – Serbia and Kosovo should avoid provocations that hinder the normalisation process, said United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on Tuesday.

This statement came after the meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in New York.

Pompeo explained that both sides should engage with the spirit of compromise and flexibility necessary to secure an agreement and unlock both countries’ potential.

“Secretary Pompeo encouraged Serbia to focus on this strategic goal by accelerating domestic reforms and resuming negotiations with Kosovo on a comprehensive normalization agreement centred on mutual recognition,” reads the statement.

The Secretary and President Vučić also discussed the shared bilateral vision of a stable, secure, and prosperous Western Balkans region, and continued U.S. support for Serbia’s goal of integration into the European Union.

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