Serbian President receives U.S. ambassador, discusses KosovoSource: Tanjug
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić and U.S. Ambassador Mary Warlick discussed the need to soon resume the talks between Serbia and the interim authorities in Priština.
Nikolić and Warlick agreed it is necessary to maintain stability in Kosovo and Metohija, the release said.
Nikolić stressed the need to raise the negotiations from technical to political level.
The Serbian president also said that, when it comes to Kosovo, responsibility to Serbia's citizens and interests should be taken and added that everything agreed in the future talks should be precisely defined in order to avoid multiple interpretations.
He pointed out that he is fully committed to reaching a consensus on the issue of Kosovo between all relevant political and social actors in Serbia.
Speaking about the country's difficult economic situation, Nikolić underlined that Serbia primarily needs to reestablish cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and attract new investments, above all in the sector of agriculture and energy, which are two major development opportunities.
"Only with hard work and responsible national economic policy can Serbia overcome the economic crisis it has been facing for a long time," President Nikolić said during his meeting with Warlick.