Serbia "not to recognize Kosovo by any action"

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said ahead of the resumption of Belgrade-Pristina talks in Brussels there were "no changes to Serbia's position."

Source: Tanjug

Speaking in Milan, Italy, on Monday, he added the Serbian side will be constructive but will not recognize Kosovo "by any action."

"We expect to see progress, but not at the expense of our national interests," Dacic told reporters during Serbian National Day at Milan Expo 2015.

Asked about the “red lines” set out by the Belgrade delegation, Dacic said that everything is open to negotiation “except recognizing Kosovo”.

"We have so far thwarted all indirect attempts to use neutral negotiations to promote or define the independence of Kosovo, and we will continue to do so in the future," said Dacic.

He added that he will travel to Brussels and join Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels.

"Serbia will take a constructive approach, as it has been doing so far. Reaching constructive agreements, however, does not depend solely on us, but also on the other side, which refused to agree to certain proposals related to the community of Serb municipalities,” said Dacic, according to Tanjug.

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