Bruxelles, 25/08/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the meeting of the EU-facilitated dialogue

I hosted a meeting of the high level dialogue for normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina with Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vučić and Isa Mustafa and their delegations in Brussels today to finalise implementation arrangements of four key agreements: on energy, telecoms, establishment of the Association/Community of Serb majority municipalities as well as the Freedom of Movement/Mitrovica Bridge.

The Prime Ministers of Serbia and Kosovo marked a turning point in taking forward the Dialogue agenda. They agreed on the general principles and the main elements of the Association/Community of Serb majority municipalities, which paves the way for its establishment.

They also agreed on further implementation of the energy agreement and the Action Plan for Telecoms, which will facilitate the telecommunications system and operations in Kosovo.

Finally, the Prime Ministers also agreed the arrangement for the Mitrovica Bridge. This will define the use of the bridge in a mutually acceptable way which symbolises the spirit of the dialogue that I am facilitating.

Today's outcome represents landmark achievements in the normalisation process. Solutions such as those found today bring concrete benefits to the people and at the same time enable the two sides to advance on their European path. Prime Ministers' dedication was instrumental and I confirm that the EU will actively support the full implementation of this outcome.

We will also continue to work on further steps of the dialogue in the coming months.

 

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