High Level Meeting – 18 March 2023
On 18 March 2023, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić held a High-level Meeting of the Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.
The parties have tentatively agreed on the Implementation Annex to Agreement on the path to normalization between Kosovo and Serbia.
The agreement includes establishing a self-managing association of the Serbian majority communities in Kosovo. The EU High Representative, Josep Borrell touched upon the issue, “Kosovo has agreed to launch immediately — and when I am saying immediately, I mean immediately — negotiations with the European Union facilitated dialogue on establishing a specific arrangement and guarantees to ensure an appropriated level of self-management for the Serbian communities in Kosovo”.
Kosovo Prime Minister Kurti, reflecting on the talks, stated, “This is a de facto recognition between Kosovo and Serbia” emphasizing that Serbia has not yet formally signed the agreement.
Vučić declared that the parties have not agreed on all points and added, “Despite differences, we had decent conversation”.