After meeting with the Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenković, Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said today in Davos that Croatia and Serbia need to improve mutual relations if they want to survive and that the whole region must stop thinking about the past and face the future instead.
“I’m not happy about political relations in the region,” Vučić said in a statement for Hina and HRT, adding that economic relations between countries are much better thatn the political situation in the region.
He stressed that both Serbia and Croatia have terrible demographics with many of its’ citizens moving abroad. For Serbia, relations between Belgrade and Prishtina are currently the major issue of concern. Vučić once again emphasized that Kosovo’s introduction of customs on goods from Serbia is contrary to all European norms.
Thaci: “We owe the agreement with Serbia to future generations”
“We owe a peace accord with Serbia to younger generations”, said Hashim Thaci, president of Kosovo, in Davos today, adding that “one should not forget the past, but should focus on the future”.
“I look with hope and optimism that things will go in the right direction and that the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will continue,” Thaci told Kosovo’s RTK, saying that it is encouraging that meeting between the Kosovo delegation’s and EU representatives is confirmed for next Tuesday in Brussels.
Thaci expressed his hopes that a comprehensive agreement that would bring recongition of Kosovo by Serbia could be reached soon between the two countries.