THE PRESIDENT of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, met today in Belgrade with the special representative of the European Union for the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština and other regional issues of the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajčák.
Vučić and Lajčák met in the Presidency building on Andrićev venac.
Lajcak’s visit to Belgrade, and then to Pristina, comes after the debate of the EU Council on dialogue, but also after another unsuccessful round of talks between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels.
As Tanjug was told in Brussels, Lajcak will try to assess the possibilities for progress in the dialogue and a purposeful meeting between Vucic and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Pristina Albin Kurti by the end of this year and convey the message of what the EU and member states expect from continuing talks on normalization.
Lajcak spoke with Kurti in Vienna on Monday about the current situation and the progress of the EU-assisted dialogue.
“We had a detailed conversation about the foreign country and further steps in the dialogue that the EU is mediating,” Lajcak wrote on his Twitter account.
Last week, EU ministers called on Belgrade and Pristina to “constructively engage” and achieve “positive results”, insisting on “implementing the still unfulfilled obligations from the dialogue”.
On that occasion, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borelj, invited Vučić and Kurti to a “meeting at a high political level before the end of the year”.
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