"Dialogue only if Pristina revokes unreasonable decisions"

The only way for the dialogue on normalization of relations to continue is if Pristina revokes its extremely unreasonable decisions.

Source: Tanjug
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President Aleksandar Vucic said this in Brussels on Wednesday, in a conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

Vucic talked with Tusk about the situation in the region, Pristina's unlawful measures, and Serbia's EU integration, and on that occasion stressed that the only way to continue the dialogue is for Pristina to revoke its "extremely unreasonable decisions."

Vucic pointed out that Serbia firmly supports the dialogue on normalization of relations with Pristina and believes that talks are the only way to resolve open issues and preserve regional stability.

However, as the president emphasized, Pristina's decision to drastically increase taxes (on goods from central Serbia) by 100 percent, contrary to the CEFTA (free trade) agreement, then the attempt to seize the electrical power system and adopt laws that allow the transformation of the so-called Kosovo Security Force in the so-called Kosovo army, contrary to UN Security Council Resolution 1244, the Brussels agreement, the position of the Serbian community in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as so-called Kosovo's own legal regulations - all prevent further negotiations.

"Serbia is committed to improving regional cooperation and committed to contributing to that goal.The precondition for successful implementation and improvement of regional cooperation is strict observance of the reached agreements and of the agreed framework of cooperation by all participants in the region.The only way to create conditions in which further discussion was possible is for Pristina to withdraw its unlawful and utterly unreasonable decisions," Vucic said, according to the presidential press service.

Donald Tusk "welcomed Serbia's reasonable moves in relations with Pristina."

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was present at the meeting.

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