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Germany and France will ask for regional gathering on Kosovo: Vucic on his conversation with Merkel

The meeting was held in an atmosphere where both Belgrade and Pristina are trying to gain diplomatic support in New York for their position in resolving the issue

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Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Njujork, UN

Foto: Predsedništvo Srbije

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met today in New York with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who initiated a meeting with the Serbian president despite her busy agenda during her one and and a half day stay in New York. Merkel and Vucic mostly discussed Kosovo and Metohija.

After his meetings with UN chief Antonio Guterres and Merkel, Vucic said that Europe wants a solution to the Kosovo problem.

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented her position. France and Germany are in favor of organizing a regional gathering like the one that Thaci undermined, and to discuss that," said Vucic, adding:

The other thing we talked about was the economy.

Vucic also noted that Germany is Serbia's top trading partner, adding that Chancellor Merkel is determined to resolve things in the Balkans quickly.

"Merkel is a great leader. She always has energy, but she also has a lot of responsibilities, however, she has found time to talk. She has an idea about ​​Europe. That is why they will ask us to talk until we find some solution," said Vucic.

He announced that Merkel would visit Serbia next year before her term in office expires.

Asked by reporters what she said when President Vucic complained about Volkswagen choosing not to come to Serbia, Vucic said Merkel said he and Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's prime minister, keep complaining about it.

Vucic noted that he had an important meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who told him:

"Aleksandar, don't worry about Greece changing its position on Kosovo."

The Serbian president also told reporters that he met with Prime Ministers of Albania and North Macedonia Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev while in New York.

He says they agreed to visit Serbia in the first half of October.

"The meeting will be dedicated to the removal of customs barriers," said Vucic.

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