Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia is ready to continue the dialogue surrounding Kosovan independence, even in the current circumstances of heightened political and security tensions.
“Serbia is ready to continue the dialogue, even in the situation of heightened political and security tensions, primarily for the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija,” Vucic said at a meeting with the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Stabilization and Association Council of the EU – Serbia Eduard Kukan.
Vucic informed Kukan about the reasons for the termination of the dialogue with Pristina, stressing that the obligations from the Brussels Agreement, primarily the establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities, were not fulfilled, according to the Serbian President.
Vucic expressed his concern about Pristina’s intentions to form the so-called Kosovo Army and stressed that this would lead to destabilization of the situation in the region.
Vucic also talked with Kukan about the EU and pointed out that full EU membership is Serbia’s foreign policy priority and that the entire region has a place in the European Union, which would contribute to the faster economic development of the countries of the Western Balkans.
Vucic emphasized that, in line with the new recommendations of the Venice Commission, a revised version of the Draft Constitutional Amendments for the judiciary was presented in September this year.
Chairman Delegation Eduard Kukan positively assessed Serbia’s economic progress, pointing out that foreign investors are satisfied with the business climate in Serbia, which the European Union welcomes.
He stressed that he is glad that Serbia is the pillar of stability in the region and added that it is necessary to work on improving the situation in the areas of the rule of law and freedom of the media.