Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said in Sofia on Wednesday that Belgrade was ready to continue the dialogue with Pristina providing Kosovo accepted a compromise and the Community of Serb Municipalities (CMS) was formed.
Earlier, European Union Policy and Security Chief Frederica Mogherini urged both Vucic and Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci to resume the dialoge on normalisation of the relations between Belgrade and Pristina which would end in a legally binding document.
Following the meeting with Mogherini and Vucic, Thaci said that the dialogue would resume soon and that after it ended, Belgrade would recognise Pristina independence and Kosovo would become a United Nations member.
Vucic has had a series of meetings, including those with the EU Policy and Security Chief Frederica Mogherini, Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz, ahead of an official kick off of the European Union-Western Balkans summit on Thursday.
That will be the second such gathering in 15 years after the summit in Thesaloniki in 2003.
It will be marked by the absence of the Spanish Proime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who spent two days in Sofia but refused to sit at the same table at the official part of the Summit with the leader of Kosovo since Madrid did not recognised its independence.
Commenting on Rajoy’s move, Vucic said “Spain could afford such attitude since it is a member of the club” while Serbia was not in the position to insist on formalities at such an important gathering, but to take care about its political and economic interests.