Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Kosovo “will remain part of Serbia” until the end of his term.
Vučić announced this on the air of the RTS TV channel, European Pravda reports with reference to Euractiv.
“Kosovo will probably remain part of Serbia during my mandate, and after that this is a question for someone else. I think that we will have to suffer a lot, especially our people in Kosovo and Metohija,” he said.
According to Vučić, Serbia will fulfill part of Europe’s proposals to normalize relations between Belgrade and Pristina, but not all. The President added that he “clearly” made it clear to European leaders “which of them we will not accept.”
“Don’t forget that when we signed the Association and Accession Agreement, right up to the acquisition of EU membership and Chapter 35, it was known that the so-called legally binding agreement on the normalization of relations in Pristina was to come. The Germans commented on this as recognition, the Americans too, and now they’ve all dropped the term. That’s good news, but that’s where the good news ends,” Vucic said.
“The proposal has one good moment, and the Albanian leadership in Kosovo does not think about it. And this is that we live in the world next to each other. Everything else, what concerns Serbia and its statehood, is not good,” Vucic emphasized.
In Brussels in February, Kosovo and Serbia agreed to a Western-backed agreement to normalize relations after nearly 10 years of EU-brokered dialogue with little progress.
On 18 March, at a meeting in Ohrid, North Macedonia, Vučić and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti agreed on an Implementation Annex to the Agreement on the Path to Normalization of Relations, which, among other things, provides for the creation of an Association of Serbian Municipalities.
Source : eurointegration.com.ua