Vucic to travel to Kosovo in early September - report

Aleksandar Vucic should visit Kosovo and Metohija in early September and address the Serbs there, writes the daily Blic.

Source: Tanjug

This has been agreed during a meeting held between the Serbian president and representatives of Serbs from southern, northern, and central parts of the province, held in Belgrade on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, one of the most important conclusions of the meeting is that any proposal, position or decision that Belgrade adopts will first be presented to the representatives of Serbs from the province, while their stance will be heard.

Director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric told Blic that the conclusions from the meeting "will arrive in each Serb area in Kosovo and Metohija as a strong and clear message of the state's support to them staying and surviving in these areas in difficult and turbulent times."

Djuric stressed that in the upcoming period, coordinated activities of the authorities in Belgrade and representatives of the Serb List in Kosovo will be very important, "in order to strengthen to the greatest degree possible the political and diplomatic capacities to defend Serbian state and national interests."

Political representatives of Serbs from Kosovo pointed out during the meeting on Wednesday that in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, there should be "no need to reject any topic of discussion in advance" while "a solution should be sought taking into account long-term interests of Serbia and the Serb people," writes the daily.

According to Blic, "all key issues for the Serbs in Kosovo" were discussed yesterday.

"The topics included everyday problems, security, and much of the meeting was devoted to the perspectives of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. We heard the views of our people in Kosovo and Metohija on the dialogue with Pristina and all other topics, and the president offered the government's additional assistance" - the newspaper quoted a source as saying.

It was concluded during the five-hour meeting that "Albanians do not want any compromise or solution, but that our side will still try to find it."

It has been agreed that such meetings would be held every two weeks, the paper said.


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