Telecommunications discussed during technical dialogue

Talks on telecommunications issues in the latest round of the technical dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina ended without agreement.

Source: Tanjug

The Tanjug news agency said it learned this on Tuesday from the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija.

The talks lasted about 15 hours on Monday and ended early on Tuesday, and will be resumed on June 22, according to this.

It will be "the last chance to make progress and find solutions to the telecommunications issues before the meeting between prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo on June 23," said the agency.

The Office said that the most difficult part of the talks were discussions about the dialing code for Kosovo, tariffs and interconnection.

The delegation was headed by Kosovo Office Director Marko Djuric and included Telekom Srbija Director Predrag Culibrk, Director of Serbia’s Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) Milan Jankovic and Telecommunications Ministry officials.

The technical dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina will continue today, and the topic is the setting up of a community of Serb municipalities as provided for by the agreement signed in Brussels on April 19, 2013.

Speaking about Monday's round of the technical dialogue, head of the Pristina delegation Edita Tahiri told the local media in Pristina that "Kosovo will receive international calling code 383."

She also said the request for this will be sent by Austria, and that "discussion on this topic will be finalized by the end of the year."

Tahiri announced "the final agreement related to this plan during the next meeting of prime ministers."

She also said on Tuesday that the two delegations will meet again in Brussels on June 22.


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