White House: Kosovo, Serbia leaders made progress, talks continue Friday
Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said leaders of Kosovo and Serbia made real
progress during Thursday’s meeting at the White House. He said that talks will
continue Friday and are focused on economic
good round of discussions this afternoon with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo.
They made real progress today,” O’Brien wrote on Twitter, He thanked
representatives of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
(DFC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Exom Bank for joining the
meeting. “Economic Normalization means jobs for young people. Talks continue
tomorrow!” O’Brien said.
prime minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic met
Thursday at the White House to discuss economic cooperation between the two
countries. The meeting was hosted by the National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien
and President Donald Trump’s special envoy on dialogue, Richard Grenell.
prime minister Avdullah Hoti addressing journalists after the meeting said that
discussions will be finalized Friday. “We met O’Brien and Grenell. The meeting
was attended by Serbian President also. Tomorrow [Friday] we expect to finalize
today’s discussions,” Hoti said.
PM expressed his belief that US will not propose an agreement which is to the detriment
of Kosovo. “I can assure you one thing, that harmful and unacceptable
agreements have never and will never come from the White House,” Hoti said. “Some
progress has been achieved on economic issues and we have made an important
step forward,” he stressed.
also said that that Kosovo and Serbia have not discussed swap of territories
during the meeting Thursday. “The land swap issue was not addressed and will
not be addressed at the negotiation table,” Hoti stated. When asked to comment
the contents of the potential deal, Hoti said that all the details will be
president Vucic in a statement posted on Twitter confirmed that talks will
continue, and he does not know whether an agreement will be reached. “People
from Trump’s Administration were very simple, they listened us, and the point
referring to mutual recognition is no longer in the documents,” Vucic said. /GazetaExpress/