Serbian President Vucic

The Pavlovic Today's has been informed by the source close to the Serbian presidency that the Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has been presented today at the Serbia-Kosovo talks at the White House with the document by which he is supposed to recognize Kosovo's independence. 

Richard Grenell, on behalf of the Trump administration, has billed Serbia-Kosovo talks exclusively as “economic development talks” even taking to Twitter this morning to call for both sides to ‘put politics aside‘.

In an unexpected turn of the events, the Serbian delegation was presented at the very beginning of the meeting with the document containing sixteen items, some penetrating the economic questions but Article No.10 on the list presupposes the mutual recognition, a political pressure placed on Serbia to officially recognize Kosovo’s independence.

To the news The Pavlovic Today broke, Richard Grenell responded on Twitter with: “Not true” 

We, however, stand by our reporting. The mutual recognition effectively means Serbian recognition of Kosovo and below is the content of Article 10 that has been presented in the first round of talks. 

No.10 in the document states: Both parties commit to MUTUAL RECOGNITION and protection of ethnic minorities, restitution of propriety, resolving of the status of stateless individuals, and agree to open offices in charge of protecting and reporting annually on minority rights.

At the end of the day one of the Serbia-Kosovo talks and after we broke the news, Serbian President Vucic officially confirmed the existence of Article 10 on mutual recognition, The Pavlovic Today reported on. 

Interestingly, Article 10 has now been removed.

“The talks continue, I am not sure if the agreement will be achieved. People from the Trump administration were fair, they listened to what we have to say and the Article [10] talking about ‘mutual recognition’ is no longer in the document”, said President Vucic.

Read also: The Pavlovic Today’s News Report On Serbia-Kosovo Talk Has Been Verified And Interestingly Article 10 On ‘Mutual Recognition’ Has Now Been Removed

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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...