Kosovo-Serbia talks got off to "a positive start," EU says

Kosovo-Serbia talks got off to "a positive start," EU says
# 09 March 2011 20:54 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Talks between Serbia and Kosovo were off to a positive start, the European Union said Wednesday, after the start of a two-day EU-brokered meeting between the parties in Brussels, APA reports quoting “Monsters and Critics”.
The two sides had not met directly since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia three years ago, leaving Belgrade to vow it would continue challenging that secession.
In a statement, the EU called on them to set aside sovereignty issues and focus on a dialogue to ’remove obstacles that have a daily impact on people’s lives, to improve cooperation, and to achieve progress on the path to Europe.’
The EU said delegations discussed sharing information from civil registry and land registry books, as well as trade barriers - a key issue with Serbia currently blocking all exports marked ’Republic of Kosovo’ out of its landlocked former province.
A second round of talks ’should take place shortly,’ the statement said. One EU diplomat told the German Press Agency.
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