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Dacic: Mogherini’s statement does not mean change in format of negotiations (RTS, Tanjug)

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The statement of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini that the UN Security Council would have to verify the Belgrade-Pristina agreement does not mean there would be a change in the format of the negotiations, Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic told RTS.

Dacic added there are no negotiations at all, and Pristina “may hang its platform on the wall as a newspaper or internal announcement.”  

Dacic also noted Serbia was always saying any agreement that might have been reached would need to be verified by the UN, as a world organization.

“In order to have a verification by the UN Security Council, its members need to be informed and updated. It can only make our side happy to send a proposal to the UN SC, because Serbia is keeping its friends informed about the course of negotiations and the talks,” Dacic explained.

He also criticized the international community for treating Pristina “as a kittenish child” constantly justifying its misdeeds and incidents.

“They introduced the tariffs – well it is ok, they made the decision to establish an army – well it will not take place in the next ten years. They adopted the platform – well this would make revoking the tariffs easier,” Dacic said, explaining the stances of the international community on Pristina’s moves.

Asked what Serbia would do in regard to the platform, Dacic responded with a question asking what Serbia should do, when this what they did has no significance at all.

“Why would this be significant to the dialogue? Why have it (the dialogue), if the only thing Serbia should do is to recognize Kosovo?” Dacic wondered.

He noted that Serbia has its own platform, according to which Kosovo has autonomy within Serbia and this platform was made long time ago, during the time of Tomislav Nikolic being President of

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