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Joseph Borrell mentions the "unsuccessful" meetings with Kurti and Vucic

The head of the European Union for Security and Foreign Policy, Joseph Borrell, has described as unsuccessful the separate meetings with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and the President of Serbia, Aleksandër Vučić on the margins of the Security Forum in Munich. According to him, the topic of discussion was the de-escalation of tensions between the two countries, which increased after the entry into force of the CBK regulation, which prohibits the use of the Serbian dinar in the north of the country.

The lack of agreement on the extension of the situation in the relations between Kosovo and Serbia, has been among the issues that the head of the European Union for Security and Foreign Policy, Joseph Borrell, has mentioned in his statement, after the Security Conference in Munich.

According to him, discussions about de-escalation of the situation were unsuccessful.

"During my stay in Munich, we discussed the most pressing global issues with Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, Gustavo Petro, the President of Colombia, Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of China, Subrahmanyam Shankar, the Foreign Minister of of India, Hakan Fidam, Foreign Minister of Turkey and Chris Van Hollen, US Senator. With the Serbian president, Vučić, and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Kurti, I discussed, in separate meetings, how to de-escalate the tensions between the two countries, unfortunately without success", he emphasized.

In his office, they did not tell about the requests that Borrelli had to the parties, nor if they will change strategies to achieve success in the dialogue.

On the sidelines of one of the biggest security forums in Europe, which was held last week, the Western Balkans was overshadowed by developments in different parts of the world.

They were also mentioned in Borrell's statement, which emphasized the Russian danger and the necessity of strengthening NATO's capacities.

"We must especially prepare for a prolonged period of tensions with Russia, which may be tempted to escalate its political and military provocations against NATO countries in the coming months," he said.

In the meetings that Prime Minister Albin Kurti had on the sidelines of the Summit, the main topic was the regulation of the Central Bank, which prohibits the use of the Serbian dinar in Kosovo. For this action, the government continues to be criticized by the European Union and the United States.

European security following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East dominated the 60th edition of the Munich Security Forum, which was held from February 16 to 19.