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Balkans |  Serbian President Vucic received the Spanish Foreign Minister in Paris

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares in the capital, Belgrade.

“We had a nice meeting with friends who respect Serbia, openly and focused on sharing experiences,” said Vucic, who made a statement on his social media account after meeting Albaris, who kicked off his Western Balkans tour with Serbia. He said.

Noting that Spain supports Serbia’s EU membership process, Vucic said, “I also thanked Spain for not recognizing Kosovo’s independence and for its contribution and support to Serbia in international forums.” Use phrases.

Vucic said he was concerned about attacks on Serbs in northern Kosovo and stressed that the establishment of the Federation of Serb Municipalities, which will ensure the security of Serbs as soon as possible, is a priority.

After Serbia, Albaris will continue its tour of the Western Balkans with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Relations between Serbia and Kosovo

Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Vucic agreed on an agreement that would normalize relations between the two countries in negotiations that lasted nearly 12 hours in Ohrid, North Macedonia, on March 18, with the mediation of the European Union.

The 11-point agreement that will normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia, which was made public, does not force Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence, but requires both countries to recognize each other’s official documents and symbols, including passports, diplomas and license plates. . Kosovo is required to establish a “Federation of Serb Municipalities” which will have self-government rights in settlements where most Serbs live in the country.

Although Kosovo is recognized as an independent country by 117 countries, it is described as one of Europe’s “frozen conflict zones” due to persistent ethnic tensions in its north and its inability to become a member of the United Nations.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.

Serbia and Kosovo, which clash periodically, are trying to find a common way to normalize relations, and eventually the two countries get to know each other, within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process initiated in 2011 with the mediation of the European Union.


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