Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will not meet in September to continue the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Besnik Bislimi, confirmed the news on Wednesday, after delegations from both countries met in Brussels to discuss the agenda for the meeting.
According to Bislimi, the Kurti-Vucic meeting will not take place as “there has not been enough tangible progress” between the parties to warrant a third meeting.
The two leaders last met on July 19, but the meeting ended in a second standstill, yielding no agreements on contested issues.
On Wednesday, delegations from both Kosovo and Serbia met with Miroslav Lajcak, the Special Envoy of the European Union. The parties discussed only the issue of the more than 1,600 people still missing from the Kosovo War. Bislimi said the parties have expressed readiness to give access to each other’s state archives.
The parties also strongly agree that working groups on the issue should meet regularly and that the bodies found so far should be returned to their families.
Bislimi stressed that Kosovo refuses to accept Veljko Odalovic as head of the Serbian delegation on this issue, as Odalovic was Slobodan Milošević’s main henchman during the war in Kosovo.
The Kosovo and Serbian negotiators will meet again in late October.
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