It seems that the candidate for Kosovo's Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, wants to decide on Belgrade’s personnel policies, Serbia’s Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday after Kurti said he does not want to see him at the talks between Belgrade and Pristina - one of the three principles the Kosovo politician named for continuing the dialogue.
The Berlin meeting served as a platform for discussing the European perspective of the Western Balkans and the possibility of achieving progress in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.
One of Kurti’s principles for continuing the dialogue was that Vucic should not be present during the talks.
His second principle was that there can be no discussion on Kosovo’s territory, and the third one he named was that there can also be no discussion on maps in the region.
The ‘Balkan Dialogues’ initiative was organised by the EastWest Institute, the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence and the Munich Security Conference and was attended by, among others, Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, and the Director of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric.
Vucic commented on Kurti’s statements, telling media that he considers what the Kosovo politician said at the meeting a compliment.
„The campaign against me in Pristina is the same as it is here. There is only one target, and that happens to be me. Kurti stated that he would not like to see me at the negotiating table across from him. He insulted my underage daughter, so now he wonders how I will respond, he is not sure what that meeting would look like,” Vucic said.
The director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric, said Pristina’s representatives have no right to determine who will represent Serbian in the talks.