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Dacic after meeting Bolton: USA know problem is not in Belgrade, but in Pristina (RTS)

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Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister met in Washington with US National Security Adviser John Bolton, RTS reports. Dacic said he has received during the meeting “very good remarks” on what Serbia is doing regarding Kosovo.

Speaking for the RTS main news edition, Dacic noted the meeting with Bolton proved that Kosovo issue is high on the list of foreign policy priorities of the US President.

Without disclosing the details of the meeting, Dacic added “the meeting was extremely useful.”

“We have exchanged opinions about existing problem, blockade of dialogue. It was clearly said that they (USA) know the problem is not in Belgrade, but in Kosovo, and they would do all they can in order to unblock the dialogue,” Dacic said.

He emphasized USA think compromise is significant to the regional stability, and along with that, it is high on the list of USA foreign policy priorities. He further explained the USA do not follow “auto pilot” in their foreign policy any more, but rather build “a creative approach”.

“They think that an agreement acceptable to both, Belgrade and Pristina must be found, and this is also our position,” Dacic underlined.

Speaking about the meeting with acting Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Reeker Dacic said “the two of them are long term acquaintances”.

“He was, in some way, participating from the outside at the beginning of the Brussels agreement. It is in line with that the USA want to help in reaching a solution,” Dacic pointed out, adding Serbia is ready to take part in dialogue, but someone must exert pressure on Pristina to revoke the tariffs.

Meanwhile, Bolton wrote on his Twitter profile “it was a pleasure to host FM Dacic of Serbia today. We agreed that the Dialogue with Kosovo needs to move forward as neither side benefits from the status quo. The time for both sides to act is now.”

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