Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on July 30 that he was surprised by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti’s statement about the final agreement being drafted in Brussels, adding that the Serbian side was completely unaware of that.
During a press conference held at the Serbian Presidency building Vucic said that no one in Brussels has denied that claim, and that Serbia only wishes to discuss the topics on the table – economic cooperation, the fate of the missing persons and return of the displaced.
“We’ll demand to talk about that which hasn’t been realized since April 2013, and that is the Community of Serb Municipalities. And we couldn’t care less if something is not in accordance with Kosovo’s constitution, because otherwise there is nothing to talk about at all,” Vucic told the press.
He added that Serbia has agreed to an essential dialogue in order to have the centuries-old problems resolved in the best interest of both the Serbs and the Albanians. The Serbian delegation, led by Marko Djuric, the president said, has been prepared for the topics previously planned, especially the issue of the missing persons, as their families deserve to know their fate and that justice has been served.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said that on the agenda in Brussels for July 30 are the issue of the missing persons and economy, and that Belgrade and Pristina will not be discussing any political agreements, or Kosovo’s status.
Dacic also said that the very announcement that a final agreement was being drafted in Brussels was surprising. “If this really happens, then what is its purpose other than to give room to pressure President Aleksandar Vucic into accepting it,” Dacic added.