Borrell: Belgrade, Pristina to show commitment to EU proposal

NEWS 23.01.2023 22:17
Source: REUTERS/Yves Herman

The European Union’s top diplomat said on Monday that Brussels expects Belgrade and Pristina to show commitment and readiness in regard to the EU proposal to resolve the Kosovo issue.

“We expect serious commitment and readiness to engage constructively in order to make this proposal advance,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell told a news conference after a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

He said that he briefed the ministers on last week’s mission of EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Gabriel Escobar, and the Foreign Policy Advisers of the leaders of France, Germany and Italy. “All of them traveled to Kosovo and Serbia to continue discussions on the proposal on normalization of relations,” he said.

“We stressed that advancing on this proposal would bring considerable benefits for both sides. And I consider that this is the only way to break the vicious cycle of crisis on the ground and reduce the risk for further escalation,” Borrell said.