RTK: Lajcak in Pristina

NEWS 25.01.2023 17:37
Source: Armend Nimani/AFP

Radio TV Kosovo (RTK) said on Wednesday that European Union envoy Miroslav Lajcak is expected to arrive in Pristina for talks with senior officials.

The station’s correspondent quoted unnamed sources who said that Lajcak’s trip is part of efforts to convince the authorities in Pristina to accept the EU proposal to normalize relations with Belgrade.

Lajcak met with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Brussels on Tuesday as well as with the Foreign Ministers of Spain, Slovakia and Cyprus – three of the five EU member states that do not recognize Kosovo.

He traveled to Pristina and Belgrade last week with envoys from France, Germany, Italy and the US to present the EU proposal to Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Ivica Dacic. Lajcak told reporters in Pristina that he expected Kurti and other officials to show more understanding for the proposal.

US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet spoke to Kurti on Tuesday, asking him to accept the EU proposal.