"I will go to Kosovo tomorrow and start my visit from Gazivode Lake with a visit to the environmental center there," Vucic said.
In 2008, Kosovo authorities unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. Serbia still regards Kosovo it as its Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. In 2013, the Brussels Agreement on normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo was signed as the European Union persuaded Serbia to cooperate with Kosovo. In 2015, an accord on forming the self-governing association of the Serb-dominated regions of Kosovo was signed.
In August, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that he favored partitioning Kosovo along ethnic lines to avoid conflicts. According to this plan, Serbia would give up its southern areas, mostly inhabited by Albanians, for Kosovo's territories where the Serbian population prevails. President of the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci rejected this plan, however.