Vucic and Thaci meet at the White House. President of Serbia: I had one request for Albanians
The meeting ended shortly before 8 pm on Monday, with officials stressing the need to abolish the taxes and a desire for negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina to start as soon as that happens
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke at the White House last night with Richard Grenell, Robert O'Brien and Hashim Thaci.
The meeting ended shortly before 8 pm, with all four officials stressing the need to abolish the taxes and a desire for negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina to start as soon as that happens, Blic reports.
The two are in the United States on separate visits.
Earlier today, Vucic announced new withdrawals of Kosovo's recognition and said that after the taxes have been lifted, there can be discussion about whether and in what form the dialogue would be continued and what topics would be discussed.
"At the moment, until the taxes are abolished, there is no discussion of any essential issues," the president said.
As Vucic said, he all all along only asked only one thing of Albanians.
"Folks, you should not be candidates to join all possible international organizations, and have additional bids in international organizations. But they never wanted it," said Vucic.
US officials are calling on Kosovo to abolish customs duties introduced in November 2018 on Serbian goods, while Belgrade is urged to end its campaign of withdrawals of recognition of so-called Kosovo.
In less than a month, the United States secured two agreements between the parties to establish air and rail routes and build a highway between the two countries.
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