US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer said on Monday that Washington wants Pristina to revoke the 100 percent tariffs imposed on goods from Serbia so that both sides can return to negotiations and reach an agreement for the sake of the entire region, reported Beta news agency.
Speaking after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Palmer said that an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina would make the European future of Serbia and Kosovo and the Western Balkans region easier to achieve.
“We see that the tariffs are an obstacle. We would want to see them revoked and both sides returning to the table to reach an agreement,” Palmer said and added that the told the Serbian president that Belgrade can count on US support for Serbia’s European prospects.
Asked about his expectations of the coming summit in Paris, Palmer said that the US support what their European partners are doing.
-I can’t say what the outcome of the talks in Paris will be, but we are fighting together to reach an agreement which would contribute to the normalization of relations. I hope that the meeting will be constructive and that both sides will head towards an agreement, said Palmer.