US' Palmer meets Serbia’s opposition leaders in Belgrade, no comments afterwards

US' Palmer meets Serbia’s opposition leaders in Belgrade, no comments afterwards

US' Palmer meets Serbia’s opposition leaders in Belgrade, no comments afterwards Izvor: FoNet/Nenad Đorđević

A part of Serbia’s opposition met with Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary at US Department of State - Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs on Tuesday, but the leaders of the Alliance for Serbia (SzS) refused to comment on the meeting, the Beta news agency reported.

Palmer also did not give any statement.

Earlier on Tuesday, Vuk Jeremic, the head of the Popular Party, a part of SzS, told N1 morning programme the meeting was scheduled with “the real opposition,” alluding on a few parties that are not a part of the ruling coalition but are consider to be close to it.

“Those who are the real opposition have become a legitimate interlocutor to the international community and that’s why we have the meeting with Palmer today as those who believe that the institutions should be ignored and elections boycotted unless the circumstances change,” Jeremic said.

During his visit to Belgrade, Palmer had talks with President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Monday.

Later on Monday, he told the FoNet news agency that the US told Pristina the taxes should be suspended or lifted, but that Belgrade’s idea that Washington could force Kosovo to do that was unfair to Pristina.

He added Belgrade would have to discuss taxes with Pristina, not with Washington.

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