Vucic says he's been both realistic and slightly pessimistic in Paris

Vucic says he's been both realistic and slightly pessimistic in Paris

Vucic says he's been both realistic and slightly pessimistic in Paris Izvor: REUTERS/Pool

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters in Paris late on Monday after meeting his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that he was realistic, but also a bit pessimistic, adding Serbia wanted to know what it could expect in the future, the Srna news agency reported.


Following the meeting with Macron and Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci, Vucic described the talks as “good, open, friendly,” but added they did not go deep into the issues.

"Europe certainly wants a clear role in further Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (on the normalisation of relations),” Vucic told media and added Kosovo first had to abolish the import tariffs on goods from Serbia.

He also said Macron wanted to show his European commitment to the solving of problems on the continent’s soil.“I was realistic, slightly a pessimist,” Vucic said.

Last night after dinner for the participants in the Paris Peace Forum, Vucic said Serbia wanted to be told clearly what it could expect and what it could hope for in the future in terms of European integration.

He said that he also informed Macron about the details of the so-called mini Schengen initiative between Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania and expressed he hoped Macron would lend support to the process.

Vucic started a three-day visit to France on Monday. 

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