“Merkel, Macron told us to conclude dialogue by year’s end”

Xhavit Beqiri, an advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, said in an interview on Dukagjini TV on Thursday evening that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said that the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia must conclude by the end of this year.

“All issues that will be addressed and all eventual agreements will fall in water if there is recognition from Serbia. Kosovo doesn’t have any obligation to stick to the agreements if there is no recognition from Serbia,” Beqiri said.

“At the meeting mediated by Merkel and Macron, it was made clear that this is not an indefinite process. The end of the year was mentioned to conclude the process. So, there is a timeline when dialogue must conclude,” he added.