BELGRADE – The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric Wednesday dismissed as frivolous Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s call for Serbia to recognise Kosovo-Metohija, adding that threats and chauvinist and nationalist incidents lead to nowhere.

Thaci and Minister for Dialogue Edita Tahiri can only dream of Serbian institutions in Kosovo-Metohija being abolished, Djuric told reporters in Belgrade.

“It is a message to Serbs that says ‘we do not want you here.’ I am confident that most responsible, serious and honest people do not think like that, and we will never let our institutions be marginalised,” he noted.

Pristina’s Koha ditore daily has quoted Thaci as saying that Belgrade and Pristina need a compromise for a better future and that Serbia needs to recognise Kosovo and stop blocking what he called its international integration.