Kosovo’s chief negotiator in the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Besnik Bislimi denied claims by his Serbian counterpart Petar Petkovic that he refused face to face meetings in Brussels.
“I insisted on meeting Petkovic but the Serbian side seems not to have been interested and later told the media that Bislimi refused to meet. This can be confirmed by the Lajcak cabinet,” he told reporters in Brussels. Petkovic said on Tuesday that Bislimi refused to meet face to face.
The two delegations are in Brussels this week to discuss a number of issues including vehicle license plates and the Community of Serb Municipalities.
Bislimi said that the trilateral meeting with European Union envoy Miroslav Lajcak was meant to prepare a meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Lajcak said earlier on Wednesday that the two sides were close to agreements after 11 hours of talks.