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Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina

29/01/2020 - 12:32
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EU facilitated dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina

The aim of the EU facilitated dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo is for the Parties to achieve a comprehensive legally binding agreement solving all outstanding issues in order to progress on their European path and, as a result, create new opportunities and improve the lives of the people. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Josep Borrell confirmed his resolve and personal engagement as facilitator with the support of EU Member States.

The high-level dialogue is building on the work of a dialogue initially facilitated by the EEAS Councillor Robert Cooper on senior officials' level (in the period from March 2011 to March 2012) and the high-level dialogue facilitated by the former High Representatives for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton (from October 2012 to October 2014) and Federica Mogherini (from November 2014 until November 2019). The dialogue was launched following the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution 64/298 (2010). In this spirit the EU also continues to work closely with other international stakeholders.