After ninth round of negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, Prime Minister Dacic said that in the dialogue, the Serbian delegation has accepted all suggestions by the High Representative of the EU Catherine Ashton except for one point on which Pristina insisted, and that is that the two parties support each other for becoming members of the international organizations.
”Pristina is not ready to make a deal, and even threatens that the issue of northern Kosovo (populated mostly by Serbs who refuse to accept Ptistina’s authority) could be solved in other ways, instead of negotiations,” said Dacic.
On the other hand, Kosovo Prime MInister Hasim Thaci said that Serbia today did not accept the suggestion, but hopes that it will accept it in the following days.
Thaci said that the same thing happened as in the previous rounds of the dialogue – that Pristina accepted, and Belgrade rejected Catherine Ashton’s suggestions, and stated that there’s still maybe couple of days for the Serbian side to change their minds and accept the suggestions. He said that he will send a written rapport about what happened to EU member states and the US.
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union Catherine Ashton demanded from Belgrade and Pristina to once again reconsider the suggestions and see if it’s possible to reach an agreement.
“With definite certainty I can say that the differences are narrow and very shallow. I hope that Belgrade and Pristina will see if they can make the last necessary steps in order to reach an agreement and lead their citizens into the future”, said Ashton.