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Serbia: Macron pledges support in Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, seeks 'concrete solution'

0 16.07.2019 Инфо

M/S Macron and Vucic arriving at the pressroom, Belgrade
W/S Macron and Vucic
SOT, Aleksandar Vucic, President of Serbia (Serbian:) "I stood up and fought today so France could help us on our European path. I asked President Macron to help us in solving Kosovo and Metohija crisis, told him what good reputation France has not only in Serbia, among the Serbian people, but also, in the whole region. We talked about what didn't happen in Paris, what happened in Berlin and all other efforts that awaits us in the following period"
M/S President Macron clapping to President Vucic
SOT, Emmanuel Macron, President of France (French): "We need to make decisions very quickly to have a European Union that works better, that is able to make decisions faster and be a real sovereign force when facing China and the USA. So, both, you and we, have a lot of work to do. But we all have a lot of energy to dedicate to the task at hand. If Serbia wasn't already committed to this path and if Europe wasn't forcefully pushing for a dialogue, we'd be making a big mistake. So I will always be there for you to help you on your path towards the EU with a commitment to responsibility and to the truth."
W/S Applause
SOT, Emmanuel Macron, President of France (French): "It belongs only to the two negotiating parties to determine the content of a deal and to look at all the options which can lead to a full and definitive agreement. But I want to say, once again, that France will be fully committed to supporting and building, along with Germany, and in the context of European mediations, not only the rekindling of a dialogue (with Kosovo), but of a demanding dialogue aiming to find a concrete solution in the months go come."
C/U Serbian emblem
M/S Vucic and Macron shaking hands
W/S Macon and Vucic leaving
SCRIPT
French President Emanuel Macron arrived in Belgrade on Monday, on a two-day official visit to Serbia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met Macron in the Palace of Serbia where two presidents held a meeting and a joint presser. Two delegations signed over 22 agreements of cooperation.
The focus of the talks were on Kosovo and Serbian path to the EU. French President Macron said that France will always support dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.
"I want to say, once again, that France will be fully committed to supporting and building, along with Germany, and in the context of European mediations, not only the rekindling of a dialogue (with Kosovo), but of a demanding dialogue aiming to find a concrete solution in the months go come," Macron said.
The last French president who visited Serbia was Jacques Chirac in 2001.