US Envoy Escobar will not be present in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue meeting, EU spokesperson says
tensions at Kosovo-Serbia border after Pristina’s decision to introduce
reciprocity on use of vehicle plates has made Brussels to call an urgent
meeting of chief negotiators aimed at defusing tensions.
The EU confirmed that they have invited chief negotiators Besnik Bislimi of Kosovo and Petar Petkovic of Serbia to meet Wednesday in Brussels. But the format of the meeting remains unclear, after the US Embassy in Pristina said that the Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Gabriel Escobar, will travel to Brussels this week to take part in these discussions. EU’s lead foreign affairs spokesperson, Peter Stano, has stated that Escobar will not be present in the Dialogue meeting.
Escobar will not be present in the Dialogue – the Dialogue has three
participants (Kosovo, Serbia and the EU) everyone else is only supporting it
from outside,” Stano told Gazeta Express.
pleased both Serbia and Kosovo will send representatives to Brussels this week
for discussions and encourage both parties to re-engage openly, seriously and
immediately. The Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European
and Eurasian Affairs, Gabriel Escobar, will travel to Brussels this week to
take part in these discussions,” a spokesperson of the US Embassy in Pristina
told Gazeta Express on Monday. /GazetaExpress/