It is not true that Belgrade is not implementing agreements – “while the only truth is that Pristina is running away from the dialogue.”
Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Dusan Kozarev said this on Monday, and added:
“Belgrade has fulfilled all the obligations from the First Brussels Agreement, while Pristina and its chief negotiator Avni Arifi use mindless excuses in their persistent efforts to find justification for unilaterally avoiding the continuation of the dialogue,” Kozarev said.
Although Pristina is saying that the continuation of the dialogue is not useful, Belgrade emphasizes that dialogue is not only useful, but also necessary, because everything else would take us a step back, into destabilization and aggravation of the situation on the ground, a press release from the Office said.
“Pristina has adopted unilateralism and lack for cooperativeness as a model of behavior, and an effective response to such a negotiation strategy needs to be found in order to continue the dialogue,” concluded Kozarev.
Pristina’s delegation is visiting Brussels on Monday for “regular exchange of stances within the dialogue” with Belgrade, with Arifi announcing he would ask EU mediators “to talk about energy, rather than focusing on formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO).”