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Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue: EU Proposal - Agreement on the path to normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

March 6, 2023
  1. Japan welcomes the EU-facilitated leaders’ dialogue between President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Albin Kurti of Kosovo in Brussels on 27 February, where the both parties agreed that no further discussions are needed on the EU proposal “Agreement on the path to normalization between Kosovo and Serbia".
  2. The normalization of relations between the two countries through the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Prishtina dialogue will contribute to peace and stability in the Western Balkan region. Japan expects the both countries to engage constructively to implement the Agreement.
  3. Japan supports a strongly united Europe under the fundamental values and supports the reform efforts of the Western Balkan countries towards EU membership under the “Western Balkans Cooperation Initiative”. Under this initiative, Japan will continue to support the stable development of the Western Balkan region on its European path.

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