Vucic and Stoltenberg: Dialogue must continue, peace of vital importance

NEWS 03.08.2022 17:13
Tanjug/Strahinja Aćimović

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had a telephone conversation Wednesday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the worrying situation in the north of Kosovo and Metohija (the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province), said a press release from the President’s Office.

They agreed that the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue needs to continue and that peace and stability are of vital importance not only for Serbia and the region, but also for all those living in Kosovo and Metohija, the press release said.

Vucic presented Serbia’s position on the extremely difficult situation in Kosovo and Metohija and informed Stoltenberg about Pristina’s activities causing additional fear and unrest among the citizens of Serbian nationality, the press release said.

“President Vucic once again underlined that Serbia took did not take a single step that would constitute a violation of the Brussels Agreement and Resolution 1244, as it did not jeopardize the preservation of peace in any way, but rather continues to act responsibly and seriously in resolving the problems and outstanding issues related to Serbia’s southern province,” the press release said.

Vucic and Stoltenberg agreed to continue their direct communication aimed at preserving peace and stability in the entire region, and the President thanked the NATO Secretary General for his correct attitude and willingness to listen to the Serbian side, the press release said.