US Envoy brokers new deal for railway route between Kosovo, Serbia
After Kosovo and Serbia agreed on Monday
to resume commercial flights between the two capitals, the US envoy in Pristina-Belgrade
dialogue said on Friday that he has managed to convince parties enter a deal on
establishing a railway line.
During meeting with Serbian president
Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy,
Richard Grenell, confirmed a principled agreement has been already reached. “Let’s
sit and make an agreement on railways,” Grenell said without elaborating
further details of the principled deal. Grenell travelled to Belgrade on
Thursday a day after visiting Kosovo and meeting with country’s president Hashim
Thaci and political leaders. Grenell said that his main message to Kosovo and
Serbia leaders is to work on resumption of dialogue and economic development.
The US Ambassador to Germany and Trump’s
special envoy on Monday mediated the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and
Serbia on the resumption of commercial flights between their capitals for the
first time after twenty years.