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Dacic: Community of Serb Municipalities Prerequisite for Agreement on Kosovo

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News / Politics | 23.01.23 | access_time 12:43

Ivica Dacic, Serbian Foreign Minister (BETAPHOTO/MILAN OBRADOVIC)

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said on Jan. 23 that the Community of Serb Municipalities is central to the Brussels Agreement, that said Community was never envisioned as an NGO and that Serbia would insist on its urgent formation as a pre-condition to further talks between Belgrade and Pristina regarding any kind of plan or proposal for Kosovo.

“What we can see – regardless of whether the countries and international organizations have their differences – is that, with regards to the dialogue, the five of them have now taken a united approach and have spoken with the president,” Dacic told Happy TV.

Ahead of the Jan. 23 session of Cabinet regarding the solution for Kosovo proposed by the EU, U.S., Germany, France and Italy, Dacic stated that President Aleksandar Vucic had the full support of Serbia’s state leadership, government and entire ruling coalition. Vucic met with the representatives of the four countries and EU on Jan. 20, after which he announced that Serbia is “ready to accept the outline of the proposed solution to the Kosovo question and to work on its implementation.”

“We’ve never spoken in terms of refusal. The president has also expressed certain concerns… It is up to us to express what we don’t agree with – but we should participate in the dialogue and discuss the plan,” Dacic explained.

The minister underlined that, in situations such as these, political and internal unity are essential for the protection of vital national and state interests. “The most important thing is to continue the dialogue wisely and decisively, with the clear goal that we want to be part of the modern world, we want to join the European Union and we want economic development,” Dacic concluded.

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