European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini said on Monday that she believes there is a realistic change of Belgrade and Pristina reaching an agreement to normalize their relations soon, adding that she feels that it is time to finally end the conflict.
“I believe that there is a realistic chance for Presidents (Aleksandar) Vucic and (Hashim) Thaci reaching an agreement on all open issues between Belgrade and Pristina, a comprehensive, legally binding agreement to normalize relations between the two sides, an agreement which is fully in line with international law and which can contribute to the stabilization of the entire region,” Mogherini told EU member state ambassadors in Brussels.
She said the EU has to continue working in the Balkans and with the Balkans with determination, perseverance and stubbornness. “The past year was incredibly intensive and the next months will be even more decisive,” she said.
Mogherini recalled that the 20th anniversary of the Kosovo war is next year. “I believe it is time to finally end that conflict. I believe that we have to do everything we can together with our partners in Europe, the region and on the international scene, starting from the UN Security Council, to support the negotiations through dialogue and within the international community,” she said.