Belgrade insists on dialogue with Pristina, implementation of all signed deals

Source: Tanjug/ Nikola Anđić

Belgrade would insist on the dialogue on the normalisation of relations with Pristina and the implementation of all the agreements reached so far, Petar Petkovic, the head of Serbia’s Government Office for Kosovo told on Friday Simona Mirela Miculescu, the outgoing director of the UN Office in the country.

Petkovic informed Miculecsu about the political-security situation in Kosovo and the position of the Serbs there, a statement from his office said.

He particularly spoke about the recent incidents against the Serbs in the villages south of the Ibar River, dividing the town of Mitrovica, adding the international organisations and institutions on the ground had to create conditions in which attacks on the Serbs and other non-Albanians would not be tolerated.

Petkovic also briefed Miculescu about the dialogue, recalling that Pristina had refused to create the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM) for seven and a half years. That, he added, harmed the normalisation of relations.

Petkovic also thanked Miculescu on her duty so far. She will be replaced by Paul Mecklenburg, her current deputy, who will be the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ acting envoy and the director of the UN office in Serbia.