State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nemanja Stevanovic has met today with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States Matthew Palmer and with US Ambassador to Belgrade Kyle Scott.
State Secretary Stevanovic criticized attacks by the Pristina police against Serbian officials and civilians in northern Kosovo and Metohija, saying they were unacceptable.
He recalled the constructive role that the Republic of Serbia had played in the dialogue so far, as well as non-fulfillment of the commitment by Pristina concerning the establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer condemned the rise in tensions and assessed that the continuation of the Brussels dialogue and the implementation of the agreed was of key importance, being a proper way of securing stability and peace, which was in the interest of all sides.
The two interlocutors also discussed the current situation in the Western Balkan region. In that context, they emphasized the importance of continued dialogue aimed at solving all outstanding issues, as the road leading to prosperity of the countries in the region.
The US collocutor reiterated strong US support to the process as well as to the continuation of Serbia’s path towards full EU membership.