Kurti and Vucic to meet in Brussels, hopes for finalizing the “Association” issue

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The next meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will take place today in Brussels, as part of the European Union-mediated conversation for normalization of relations.

The Association of Serb Majority Municipalities and the subject of missing individuals are expected to be discussed during today’s conference, according to the agenda supplied earlier by sources from both administrations.

The two leaders are expected to approve the Declaration on Missing Persons and to debate the draft law of the Association drafted by the so-called Management Team.

Kurti and Vucic last met on March 19 in Ohrid, when they also agreed in principle to implement the Basic Agreement, which should lead to the normalization of relations between the two nations.

This agreement, formerly known as the European proposal, requires both parties to follow all agreements achieved within the context of the ongoing conversation for relations normalization, which began in 2011.

On Monday evening, Prime Minister Kurti met with Derek Chollet, Senior Advisor to the US State Department, who highlighted the significance of implementing the agreement to establish the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities in Kosovo as soon as possible.

Serbia has insisted on wide competencies for the Association, while Kosovo maintains that this would threaten the state’s functionality.