Serbia Stated US Pressure over Kosovo

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The head of the Serbian republic did not intend to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Kosovo. During Washington negotiations on the unrecognized Kosovo issue with the participation of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdulah Hoti, both US leaders demanded "bilateral recognition." This announced on Thursday, September 3, Sinisa Mali the member of the Serbian delegation, Finance Minister, the local newspaper Vechernie Novosti reported. "We received the worst document since the start of negotiations with Pristina. It had 16 points and the tenth implies bilateral recognition. <...> Huge pressure, these are very difficult topics for us," the Finance Minister said. However, according to media reports, Vucic nevertheless rejected the point on recognizing the independence of the self-proclaimed Kosovo at a meeting in the American capital. At the same time, the Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Robert O'Brien said on Twitter that progress in the negotiations is being observed. "A very good round of negotiations took place this afternoon with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo. Today they have made real progress," he stressed. Recall, negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina on the issue of unrecognized Kosovo are under way in the United States. Aleksandar Vucic initially announced his intention not to recognize the independence of Kosovo. Dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo resumes