Statement by Catherine Ashton following the Belgrade/Pristina Dialogue meeting
Type: Complete press conference
Brussels - EEAS | Brussels - European External Action Service
On 3 April 2013, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, made a statement concerning the 8th meeting between Ivica Dačić, Serbian Prime Minister, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister, held that day in Brussels in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue for normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
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||Statement by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, (in ENGLISH): Today we had the 8th meeting with the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade. Both Prime Ministers, to whom I again pay tribute, were joined by their Deputy Prime Ministers in what was a session that lasted over 12 hours. This is the last time we will meet formally. A number of proposals were put on the table and the gap between them is very narrow but deep. They will now both go back and consult with their colleagues in their capitals and will let me know in the next few days their decision. I wish them a good journey home and every possible success in reaching a conclusion.