Dacic: I see no reason for Vucic to attend the meeting in Brussels; Kurti needs to come to his senses

Ivica Dačić
Source: Kurir

We must not allow the Serbian people to be victims of unilateral moves by the Pristina authorities, Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic pointed out today at the Francophonie summit being held on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, RTV reports.

Commenting on the invitation of the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, to an urgent meeting in Brussels, addressed to the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, Dacic said that it was not a surprise, and that Borrell had announced it.

"Borrell said that he would try to reach a compromise solution, and everything revolves around that date, November 21. I think Borrell’s attempt is justified, but I see no reason for the president of Serbia to attend the meeting. It is necessary that Kurti come to his senses and learn the law, because it is the main source of all instability and possible incidents," Dacic said.

Serbia, the minister emphasized, has proven many times that it is in favor of dialogue and the continuation of negotiations, and added that the Serbian people can no longer be allowed to be victims of unilateral moves and, as he said, of a kind of fraud, when it comes to the Brussels Agreement.

Dacic points out that Pristina is behaving as if the Brussels Agreement did not exist and that the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities cannot be formed, which, he says, Kurti has spoken about several times. The Head of Serbian diplomacy added that he hoped that there would be no incidents, which, as he pointed out, should be ensured by the EU, together with the mission of KFOR and EULEX, the guarantors of the Brussels Agreement.

When it comes to the implementation of the decision on the license plates with the deadline expiring soon, Dacic says that, although it is short, there is still time to react.

"It is necessary that someone comes to senses, in order to prevent any possible incidents and sparks that can ignite the entire region. This means that it is necessary to postpone the decision on the license plates, and then start a political dialogue. And the most important of all is the formation of the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities," said the minister.

He noted that there was still hope that the decision regarding the application of the license plates would pass without any incident, if the international community took it seriously and focused its attention and pressure on the real source of the problem, which, he said, was Kurti.

As part of the Francophonie summit, Dacic had numerous bilateral meetings with heads of governments and states from around the world.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Dacic described that meeting as extremely positive.

"Macron has very good memories from Belgrade, which he says he will never forget. He greeted the President of Serbia and said that he would like to come to our country again," said Dacic, adding that he also met with the Minister of Cyprus, who still has firm views when it comes to Kosovo and once again emphasized that he would never recognize it as an independent country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with his Belgian counterpart, Hadja Lahbib, and he had shorter meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, Maria Ubah Font, and the delegated minister from the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Borit Ouch.