Nikolić, Jahjaga to meet on February 6 in Brussels

BELGRADE -- Serbian and Kosovo Presidents Tomislav Nikolić and Atifete Jahjaga will meet on February 6, the Serbian president has confirmed on his Twitter account.

Tomislav Nikolić (Tanjug, file)
Tomislav Nikolić (Tanjug, file)

Their meeting will be held in Brussels under the auspices of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

The two presidents should discuss further normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština, Beta news agency has learnt from diplomatic sources in Brussels.

Priština-based Albanian language daily Kosova Sot reported earlier on Friday that the two presidents could meet in Germany bearing in mind that both of them had been invited to the Munich Security Conference.

However, Nikolić's office released today that the Serbian and Kosovo presidents would not meet in Munich since Nikolić would not attend the conference.

The International Munich Security Conference will begin on February 3 and around 400 participants are expected to attend, including heads of state and government, foreign ministers, defense ministers, international organizations representatives, politicians and businesspeople.

Serbian representatives will not attend the conference.

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ashton will be among the participants. Top officials of all countries in the region, except for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, will go to the conference.

Jahjaga, Kosovo FM Enver Hoxhaj, Albanian PM Sali Berisha and Slovenian Defense Minister Aleš Hojs are also expected to attend the Munich conference.

UN General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić will also be among the participants of the conference.

The security conference will focus on conflicts in Syria and Mali and on Iran’s nuclear program. According to announcements, numerous debates on improvement of the international cooperation and dialogue in the solving of crises, future of the EU and geostrategic issues will be held.

One of the panels will be dedicated to security in southeast Europe and Caucasus and Macedonian and Croatian Presidents Gjorge Ivanov and Ivo Josipović and former UN secretary general's Special Envoy to Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari are expected to take part in it.