Agreement with Serbia excludes partition of Kosovo
The idea of swapping territories or redrawing of borders has been excluded from the negotiations table of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on normalisation of relations.
The option is no longer supported by Brussels and Washington. Sources told Gazeta Express that a final agreement with Serbia excludes partition of Kosovo after the idea was never fully supported since it was launched in January 2018.
Sources told Gazeta Express that a Final Agreement will exclude the controversial proposal of partitioning Kosovo along ethnic lines between Albanians and Serbs living mainly in northern part of the country. “The partition of Kosovo will not be the compromise solution of parties” in dialogue, a source said.
Dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade is expected to resume soon after the
Government of Kosovo removed on Saturday all trade barriers obstructing the
dialogue between the two countries. The EU and US officials have announced the
dialogue will resume once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
delegation will be headed by newly appointed prime minister Avdullah Hoti, as foreseen
by the Constitution of Kosovo, whereas President Hashim Thaci who until now has
headed the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels is expected to become part of
the delegation as head of foreign policy, as guaranteed by the Constitution.
and Serbia have negotiated since 1999 with the signing of the Ramboulliet
Agreement ending Serbia’s military and police presence in Kosovo. The second
round of Kosovo-Serbia negotiations was held in Vienna and ended with the
drafting of the Ahtisaari Package, that paved the way for Kosovo to declare
Independence in February 2008.
third round of talks between Kosovo and Serbia was held in Brussels, initially
launched as technical dialogue, and transformed into a political dialogue, with
parties signing several agreements and most of them have been not been
implemented partially implemented by parties.
the US and EU are asking a new phase of dialogue on normalization of relations
between the two countries. /GazetaExpress/