EU’s Lajčák: Serbia’s Vucic and Kosovo’s Kurti meeting may happen soon

Miroslav Lajčak, Lajčak

The European Union Special Envoy for the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on the normalisation of relations Miroslav Lajčák told Radio Free Europe (RFE) on Thursday that the first meeting between Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti might happen within the next several weeks.

He added he was encouraged by recent visits to Pristina and Belgrade, during which the leaders assured him they were ready to resume the dialogue.

The European Council extended Lajčák’s mandate through 2022, but he said that did not mean the process should last till then.

Lajčák said he believed an agreement was possible within months providing there was a political will and added he would not allow the talks on issues that would open the Pandora box and that the territory swap was a close chapter.

Asked when the first Vucic-Kurti meeting was possible, Lajčák said it could be expected soon enough, without an unnecessary delay.

„Kurti told me he was ready to come to Brussels and meet Vucic. Vucic said he was ready to come whenever invited,“ he added.