Pristina-Belgrade Talks Start in Washington

A two-day meeting of the delegations of Kosovo and Serbia started at the White House in Washington on Thursday as part of the continuation of the dialogue between  Pristina and Belgrade.
The advisor for the national security of the USA, Robert O’Brien posted a note on social networks announcing that President Vucic and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti arrived at the White House for Thursday's Serbia-Kosovo talks.
"The United States is ready to facilitate economic normalization,” said O’Brien.
According to N1, three agreements reached by the two sides will be discussed: the reintroduction of the airline and the development of railway and road traffic.
It is not yet known whether the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will attend the meetings whose  hostsare the special envoy of the American president for the negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia, Richard Grenell, and the advisor for the national security of the USA, Robert O’Brien.
Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti wrote on Facebook that the Kosovo delegation would meet in Washington with other US officials.
“The government of Kosovo will present major infrastructure and energy projects that contribute to the development and creation of jobs in Kosovo, but which affect the better integration of Kosovo in the regional and European market,” Hoti wrote.
He assessed that important strategic decisions were always made in the White House, which led to the freedom, independence and Euro-Atlantic integration of Kosovo, and that this time, too, it will not be different.
In the meantime the director of the Office for Kosovo of the Government of Serbia, Marko Djuric, who is part of the Serbian delegation in Washington, stated that the Serbian delegation and President Vučić will present the agenda of economic cooperation between Belgrade and Priština.
He added that he expects difficult political topics to be put on the table.

The high delegations of Kosovo and Serbia will meet in Brussels to continue the resumed talks mediated by the EU on September 7 after the meeting in Washington./argumentum.al