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Thaci says long-awaited implementation of border deal to come into operation in coming days.
Kosovo’s government expects to start implementation of the agreement on Integrated Border Management, IBM, with Serbia on December 10.
The Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, said that “implementation of this agreement is a turning point in relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
“This agreement sets the border between Kosovo and Serbia,” he told his cabinet.
“Technical preparations for implementing this process are at the final stage,” he added.
Pristina and Belgrade reached an agreement on IBM in December 2011 within the framework of the technical dialogue facilitated by the European Union.
In December 2011, the parties concluded a technical protocol on implementation of the deal that hasn’t been implemented yet.
The technical dialogue to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia began in March 2011.
During nine rounds of talks between Kosovo’s head of delegation, Edita Tahiri, her Serbian counterpart, Borko Stefanivic, and the EU facilitator, Robert Cooper, seven agreements were reached on issues such as freedom of movement, regional cooperation, recognition of diplomas and the civil registry.
In October the dialogue moved up a level when Kosovo’s Minister Thaci, and the Serbian Prime Minister, Ivica Dacic, met for the first time in the office of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, Catherine Ashton.
Another meeting between Thaci, Ashton and Dacic was held in November but no specific agreement was achieved.
Talking about the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Thaci said: “Discussions will be held on the possibilities… of opening liaison offices for Kosovo in Belgrade and Serbia’s in Pristina.
“We’ll also consider the options to dynamise the agenda on implementing an infrastructural project between Kosovo and Serbia - the highway towards the European corridor in Serbia,” he added.
The political coordinator of the dialogue, Blerim Shala, a deputy head of the oppositional Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, will also be part of the delegation meeting Dacic in Ashton’s office Tuesday.
Demonstrators staged a mass rally in Pristina after Belgrade took down a memorial to ethnic Albanian guerrillas in the south Serbian town of Presevo.
Lulzim Peci may be the first Kosovo diplomat to represent the country in Serbia, although the nature of his appointment is likely to be interpreted differently by the Serbian government.
Atifete Jahjaga and Tomislav Nikolic are likely to meet in February or March, the office of the Kosovo President has confirmed.
In the fourth round of the EU-mediated dialogue, Serbia's prime minister and his Kosovo counterpart agreed on customs duties and VAT for Serb-run north Kosovo.
Tomslav Nikolic says Serbia has no intention of allowing Kosovo to obtain a seat at the United Nations.
Kosovo and Serbia leaders have a long list of topics to tackle at their next meeting in Brussels - though whether Serbia's 'parallel' institutions in Kosovo will also be discussed is unclear.
EU-led talks between Belgrade and Pristina ended on Tuesday without much progress on a recent border management deal.
Working groups from Kosovo and Serbia on the Integrated Border Management Agreement have met in Brussels, preparing the ground for the next round of EU-led talks.
Kosovo’s President has expressed readiness to meet her Serbian counterpart - in the context of a meeting between 'presidents of two sovereign and independent states'.
Serbia and Kosovo have agreed that goods intended for the Serb-run northern area of Kosovo can enter Kosovo duty free.
As Serbia and Kosovo get ready to appoint liaison officers, Belgrade dismisses claims that Kosovo's officials are de facto 'ambassadors' to Serbia.
Belgrade and Pristina have started implementing the Integrated Border Management, IBM, agreement at two crossing points on Monday morning.
Senior sources in Brussels say December’s Council meeting may look kindly on Serbia’s hopes of getting a start date for membership talks.
Serbia will be ready to discuss final solutions for Kosovo in the coming year, Ivica Dacic says.
Ivica Dacic and Hashim Thaci have agreed that four border crossings will start working by the end of the year and agreed to appoint liaison officers.
Belgrade and Pristina finally agreed on the future of Serb-run North Kosovo in the tenth round of EU-led talks on Friday.