EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak has applauded the “political” dialogue at “expert level” between Kosovo and Serbia that he facilitated in the last two days in Brussels.
This week’s political discussions at expert level on missing persons and displaced persons were productive and constructive. Looking forward to the next round of expert talks of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue soon.
— Miroslav Lajčák (@MiroslavLajcak) July 24, 2020
This was the first meeting of teams led by national coordinators after political talks between Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic.
Kosovo was represented by Skender Hyseni, Serbia by Marko Djuric.
The EU expects the dialogue to end with “normalization of relations” between the two countries, who interpret this in opposite ways.
Kosovo claims that the dialogue is primarily political and must result in Serbia recognizing Kosovo.
Serbia fervently excludes recognition of Kosovo as a possible outcome, and prefers to focus on issues discussed between experts instead of political leaders.
Today, we continue our political discussions at expert level. Pleased to welcome the negotiators of both parties, Skender Hyseni and Marko Djuric this morning. pic.twitter.com/ZJr7Mij2sH
— Miroslav Lajčák (@MiroslavLajcak) July 23, 2020
In his tweets on Thursday and Friday, Lajcak tried to please both sides by using keywords fit to their positions, albeit seemingly contradictory ones; namely “political” and “expert level”.