Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brussels proposes Nikolić, Jahjaga to meet on Feb. 6

PRIŠTINA -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has proposed that a meeting between Serbia and Kosovo’s presidents be held on February 6.
Atifete Jahjaga and Tomislav Nikolić (Beta, file)
Atifete Jahjaga and Tomislav Nikolić (Beta, file)
The meeting would be held in Brussels, Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore has learnt from diplomatic sources.
According to the daily, the proposal has been sent to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić and his Kosovo counterpart Atifete Jahjaga and they are expected to confirm their consent to organize the meeting.

The daily quoted western diplomats as saying that they hoped that the agreement on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština will be reached this spring. According to them, the agreement should include all deals reached by Serbian and Kosovo Prime Ministers Ivica Dačić and Hashim Thaci and express willingness and determination to have peace.

The sources also believe that it would be an agreement and not a peace treaty.

Jahjaga’s office has released several times that the two presidents should at the meeting support Dačić and Thaci’s talks on the normalization of relations.

The Serbian Presidency told Tanjug earlier that Nikolić and Jahjaga should meet soon.

“Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has several times publicly invited Jahjaga to a meeting and we expect the meeting to be organized as soon as possible,” the sources from the Presidency said.

They explained that a date had not been set yet and that they were waiting for an official confirmation of the interim institutions in Priština.

The meeting should be organized and held under the EU auspices.

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