Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Tuesday, said he made four proposals. Kurti said they disagreed on the agenda of the next dialogue and presented the four proposals.
Kurti said in a Facebook post that together with his deputy Besnik Bislimi, and under the auspices of EU High Representative Josep Borrell and EU Special Representative for Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak, they met with the Serbian state delegation led by President Vucic and Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic.
“We expressed our position and criticism regarding the agreements reached so far. We also expressed our readiness for a constructive dialogue on mutual recognition. The next meeting will be held before the summer holidays, which starts on July 25, “Kurti wrote on Facebook.
Kurti said he made four proposals during today’s meeting:
- Six Western Balkan countries will advance CEFTA to SEFTA (South East European Free Trade Agreement) according to the EFTA-EEA model, respectively the agreement that Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland have with the EU.
- Kosovo and Serbia will immediately sign a joint peace agreement pledging not to attack each other. This is important now more than ever, a day after the NATO Summit in Brussels and the unanimous message after the meeting.
- After mutual recognition between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia, our two countries will have mutual reciprocity, including the issue of minorities. So Serbs in Kosovo can have their National Council as a model for Albanians and Bosniaks in Serbia.
- Regarding the issue of missing persons and enforced disappearances, Serbia will remove from office and interrogate the head of the Serbian delegation, Mr. Veljko Odalovic, who in 1997-1999 was the “head of the Kosovo district” and led a jointly occupied Kosovo with Mr. Zoran Andjelkovic.
We have not received any response to my first proposal, while the other three proposals have been rejected. I hope that when they return to Belgrade, Mr. Vuiqiiq and Mr. Selakovi do will reflect and seriously consider accepting these proposals. /ibna