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Vucic: Dialogue should resume despite indictment against Thaci

June 27, 2020

The Kosovo talks should resume despite the war crime indictment against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic told Brussels-based media.

Speaking to Politico news website, Vucic said he was willing to meet Thaci if Kosovo leaders decided he would be part of the Kosovo delegation in future talks.

However, Vucic said he doubted this would happen. 

Serbian President rejected to comment on the indictment during the Brussels meetings with the European Union officials but that he wished the EU-mediated talks would continue.

"We don't want to ignite further political or physical clashes between Serbs and Albanians and also it is the best way to protect the safety and security of the Serbs living in Kosovo," he told the website.

"We need to resume our dialogue process with whomever the Albanian side will pick as their representative," he said, adding that the dialogue has to resume, otherwise what would be the region's perspective.

Asked if he would meet Thaci if he was involved in the talks, Vucic replied that he could always say he would not speak to someone indicted of war crimes but that it is up to Albanian people to choose their leadership.

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a614110/Vucic-Dialogue-should-resume-despite-indictment-against-Thaci.html

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