BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – Washington is in favor of focusing on the German-French proposal to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo, US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet said Thursday.
Chollet, on a Balkan tour, met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.
Chollet said the US is in favor of the proposal that is thought to be a way of speeding up Serbia’s EU membership process in exchange for its recognition of Kosovo.
”The United States advocates for putting in focus the agenda according to which the parties in the dialogue should focus on talks about the so-called Franco-German proposal for solving the crisis in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the rapid formation of the Community of Serbian Municipalities,” he said in a statement.
Vucic said he expects Washington to use its leverage to influence Pristina to meet its obligations.
Chollet also met Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani and representatives of the Serbian List party, one of the main parties in Kosovo, during his tour.