Kurti, Vucic to meet Scholz separately; then joint meeting with Lajcak

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will host separate meetings today with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and the two leaders will later take part in a joint meeting with EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, the German Ambassador to Kosovo, Jorn Rohde said that Scholz will host Kurti and Vucic in separate meetings in Berlin.

“The meeting with Prime Minister Albin Kurti will be followed by a joint press conference at 16:00. Both meetings will focus on coordinating further reactions to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, political and economic relations, and regional cooperation. The meetings will also serve to support the EU-led Kosovo-Serbia dialogue,” he said.

Rohde also tweeted that “in support of the EU facilitated dialogue Chancellor Scholz has invited Miroslav Lajcak who will host a joint meeting with Prime Minister Kurti and President Vucic in the evening in Berlin”.
Serbian media quoted Vucic saying that the talks won’t be easy on Tuesday. “I fear that the talks in Berlin won’t be easy,” he said.