Serbia’s president on Thursday rejected a US suggestion of mutual recognition with Kosovo, in accordance to Belgrade’s pinnacle diplomat.
With a Serbian delegation in Washington for two days of talks subsidized by using the US aimed at enhancing family members between the two Balkan combat foes, Aleksandar Vucic firmly became down the proposal, which was reportedly amongst other factors in the talks on financial cooperation.
“Vucic made it clear to his interlocutors that the so-called mutual cognizance is genuinely unacceptable. The paper with this point used to be by no means presented to us, however solely the one on monetary topics. Vucic has stated various times that we prefer a compromise, however they obviously suppose that we understand Kosovo,” stated Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
“We stated that this is unacceptable for us and that if there is no agreement, then there is no agreement,” Dacic added, noting that the US proposal got here while Brussels refused to reflect onconsideration on a compromise on the issue.
Meanwhile, Vucic advised reporters after the negotiations that he hoped to attain an settlement barring the focus of Kosovo’s independence.
“People from [US President Donald] Trump’s cupboard were fair. They listened to what we had to say. There is no such provision in the new documents. We hope it is possible to attain an agreement. There are very good matters about our economy,” said Vucic.
“Tomorrow we are going to be in a position to show you the remaining document if there is one. There is no possibility for me to signal any record that implies the focus of Kosovo, and I have genuinely said that to each the Albanians and Americans.
“We’re still fighting. I’m no longer certain that we’ll be in a position to put in the agreement that the American Development Fund will open an workplace in Belgrade and that Pristina will accept Little Schengen, with American guarantees. There are some extra political aspects,” he added.
Finance Minister Sinisa Mali, who headed the Serbian delegation, said: “We’ve never received a worse paper; sixteen factors are on the table, of which the tenth point envisages mutual recognition. There are also financial topics, but above all, this is on the table. There is a lot of pressure.”