EU appoints Miroslav Lajcak as special envoy on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue? - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

21/02/2020 18:38

EU appoints Miroslav Lajcak as special envoy on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue?

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Gazeta Express

21/02/2020 18:38

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has been appointed today as European Union Special Representative on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, a source in Brussels confirmed to Gazeta Express. The source said the EU High Representative, Josep Borrell, has already informed Kosovo and Serbia on Lajcak’s appointment.

High Representative Josep Borrell spoke on Friday in separate phone calls with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti to follow up on the talks he held with them during his first visit to Belgrade and Pristina in January.

Borrell’s Office confirmed that he discussed with them the decision to appoint a Special Representative for the Dialogue and the Western Balkans. “The High Representative underlined that this appointment reflects the importance the EU and him personally attach to the region and its stabilisation and progress on the EU path,” Borrell’s Office said in a statement. “Josep Borrell recalled that he remains personally engaged and strongly committed to support the European perspective of the Western Balkans and to playing his role as facilitator of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue,” the statement reads. /GazetaExpress/