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I am very happy to address you only four days after our first high-level meeting of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.
Sunday’s meeting was the first one after a break of 20 months. A long time. I am glad to see that the European Union is back in the driver’s seat of the process.
The President of Serbia [Aleksandar Vučić] and the Prime Minister of Kosovo [Avdullah Hoti] are today with us here in Brussels for the first in-person meeting.
By meeting for the second time in a week, the two leaders show their firm commitment to the EU-facilitated Dialogue among them. And I [have to] welcome that very much.
Today, I expect a constructive discussion on the first elements of our talks, which will contribute to the comprehensive normalisation of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
I encourage both sides to approach today’s talks in the spirit of compromise and pragmatism and with the European future for the people in Kosovo and Serbia in mind.
Link to the video: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-193235