Serbia's FM: We continue with anti-recognition campaign until deal or compromise

NEWS 11.03.2020 11:08
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Source: Tanjug / Saša Petrović

Ivica Dacic, Serbia's Foreign Minister, said on Wednesday that Belgrade would go on with its campaign for the withdrawal of decisions on recognition of Kosovo's independence until an agreement or compromise with Pristina was reached, the FoNet news agency reported.

The Minister told pro-government Happy TV that Belgrade could accept a moratorium or some halt in the campaign if Pristina did not apply for the international organisations’ membership.

The US has warned both Pristina and Belgrade to annul the taxes and stop the anti-recognition campaign respectively and go back to the dialogue on the normalisation of relations.

However, Kurti remained resolute in lifting only a part of the tariffs on March 15, despite Washington’s announcement it might stop aiding Kosovo if all the taxes were not lifted at once.

 Dacic said that President Aleksandar Vucic would go to Berlin on Sunday to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who would meet with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti two days later Foreign Minister added that Kosovo did not have the right to sue anyone since it was not a state and the address to the International Human Rights Court was impossible.

According to him, despite a serious discussion expected on whether Pristina will revoke the 100 percent import duties on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister has not even mentioned that at a meeting in Skopje.

Dacic also added that meeting of the Western Balkans’ prime and foreign ministers was scheduled for March 17, but no one knew if it would take place due to coronavirus.