Kosovo to Call for Demarcation of Borders With Serbia

SOURCESputnik

BELGRADE – The Kosovo authorities plan to raise the issue of defining the border with Serbia during the next talks with Belgrade officials, Edita Tahiri, the minister in charge of dialogue with Belgrade in the breakaway republic’s government, said, as cited by local media on Wednesday.

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“Among the issues that we want to discuss during this phase [of negotiations] is the demarcation of the border between Kosovo and Serbia,” the RTK broadcaster quoted Tahiri as saying.

According to her, the next meeting of Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic may be held on January 27, but Brussels, which is hosting the talks, has not yet issued an official invitation to the sides.

Kosovo broke away from Serbia and proclaimed independence in 2008. It has been recognized by 23 out of the 28 EU member states.

Belgrade has been in reconciliation talks with the breakaway region since 2011 after Brussels put pressure on the Serbian government.

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