First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic announced at a UN Security Council meeting last night that Belgrade is ready to continue the dialogue with Pristina, if conditions are created and stressed that Pristina is solely responsible for having no dialogue at the moment.
He said it was an outrageous measure, unilaterally adopted and that Pristina was the only one responsible for making the dialogue meaningless at the moment.
Despite the condemnation of the entire international community and the numerous calls for taxes to be withdrawn, they have been in force for almost a year, with several hundred million dollars in damages and increasing every day, he said.
Dacic also said that irrational and unacceptable attempts were made to establish an artificial balance of responsibility between Belgrade and Pristina for interrupting dialogue and explaining that the decision on fees was a response to Serbia’s campaign to withdraw recognition of the so-called “Kosovo”.
Our activities are a response to the recognition campaign, which is Kosovo, with the help of some of you, has been in the lead ever since they declared independence. If you are already calling on Serbia to suspend the campaign, we expect you to invite Pristina to stop lobbying as well as to stop doing it yourself, the First Deputy Prime Minister said.