Vjosa Osmani, the President of Kosovo, said on Wednesday that Pristina would take part in the dialogue on the normalization of relations with Belgrade only to reach an agreement and mutual recognition.
Addressing a debate organized by the Atlantic Council, she added that Serbia should open archives for missing persons in addition to recognizing Kosovo.
“Kosovo is ready for talks to achieve mutual recognition with Serbia. “I believe it will depend on how Serbia behaves in the dialogue and what it thinks about its membership in the European Union as it cooperates with Russia both economically and militarily,” Osmani said.
European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said on Wednesday that a new round of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is scheduled to take place in Brussels on June 15th.
He told that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti will meet with EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak to mediate the dialogue.
Enver Hoxhaj, leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Albin Kurti should cancel a June 15th meeting in Brussels with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic if Belgrade does not apologize for the “genocide” in the 1998-1999 war.
“If Serbia does not apologize before June 15, Kurti should cancel the meeting with Vucic,” Hoxhaj said according to Ekonomija on the Internet, as carried by KoSSev.
Hoxhaj recalled the conditions he set for Kurti before the dialogue on normalizing relations with Belgrade began: Serbia’s pardon and finding out what had happened to the missing persons. /ibna