Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that the US is ready to organise a signing ceremony between Belgrade and Pristina and to invite other countries to the ceremony. He added that the US National Security Adviser John Bolton had talked about it with the Rusian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“It’s important for the US that Russia agrees and takes part in it. The great powers must be the guarantee of this agreement because the UN Security Council must adopt it,” Dacic told Politika daily.
When asked how important the Kosovo issue was to Donald Trump, Dacic said Trump believes Pristina and Belgrade can reach an agreement on the issue.
“If we do reach an agreement, it would be a great thing for the entire region and for the countries that were the guarantee of this process, including the US where the agreement would be signed. It would be a great boost for the Trump policy and the US,” he noted.
However, Dacic added that the official Belgrade has no indication that the dialogue format would change, meaning that the US would get involved.
Serbia’s Foreign Minister noted that the negotiation process is “locked in a defensive position”, and in order to continue the dialogue, Pristina should lift the tariffs it introduced on products from Serbia.
According to him, the dialogue remains in deadlock because of the elections in the EU, the creation of different bodies, and until the special representative is elected by the end of the year.