We are facing difficult talks with the West, which expects a swift resolution of the Kosovo issue, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told Belgrade based TV Prva this morning.
Serbian media quotes Vucic as saying that “it is not only a matter of deadline, it is a matter of substance when it comes to Kosovo”, emphasizing that “the problem is what we will agree”.
Vucic also commented on the ban on entry into Kosovo for citizens holding Serbian passports.
“They started a race with taxes (on Serbian goods), and then this on banning entry with Serbian passports. It’s nonsense, like little children, they are trying to make some state. That’s always what it looks like,” Vucic said.
“It’s clear that the Serbian side was negotiating to travel with an ID card, but of course you have the right to travel with a passport as well. The one entitled to more is entitled and to less,” he explained.
Asked if US National Security Advisor John Bolton could soon arrive in Serbia, the Serbian president said:
“I don’t think he will come. He was thinking about visiting Belgrade and Prishtina, but the question is what he can get by going to Prishtina, who can he talk to now. That’s the analysis. I’m not talking on his behalf.”
When it comes to solving the Kosovo problem, Vucic says that what he had as an idea was rejected by everyone.
“I’ve seen more and more pressure on me,” Vucic said.
Asked how he comments on Professor Edward Joseph’s statement that the solution to the Kosovo problem is in his hands, Vucic says it is a matter that imposes an additional burden on him.
“Professor Edward Joseph is a serious man and certainly not on our side. Serbia and the Serbs cannot agree to Kosovo’s recognition. We do not want that. People from the international community need to know that there will be no solution to Kosovo if Serbia is humiliated. They know that Serbia is in a hurry to Europe and they put you in a situation where you have to think what is worth more,” Vucic said.