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Borrell Discusses Appointment Of EU Special Envoy With Kosovo And Serbia Leaders

Borrell Discusses Appointment Of EU Special Envoy With Kosovo And Serbia Leaders

High Representative Josep Borrell spoke on Friday in separate phone calls with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi and Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti regarding the appointment of a Special Representative for the Dialogue in the Western Balkans.

The purpose of the call was to follow up on the talks he held with them during his first visit to Belgrade and Pristina in January, according to a press release by Borell.

He assured the leaders of his strong commitment to support the European perspective of the Western Balkans and to playing his role as facilitator of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.

In November 2019, Germany and France proposed that the EU should send a Special Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue following the appointment of two Western Balkans envoys by US President Donald Trump, Richard Grenell and Matthew Palmer.

Whilst it is not clear who could be the EU envoy for the Western Balkans, former Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak has been rumored as one of the candidates.

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