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    Serbia Hopes Dialogue on Kosovo to Resume in 2-3 Months - President

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    BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbia hopes that negotiations with Kosovo authorities will resume in two or three months and Belgrade is ready for compromise solutions, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday after a meeting with US Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer.

    "I am sure that on Kosovo and Metohija we will soon reach the conditions, in two or three months, to continue the dialogue. We want the dialogue to be serious, responsible and leading to a compromise solution. Serbia is ready for a compromise, but not ready to humiliation and belittlement of its own people in Kosovo and Metohija and in the entire state," Vucic said.

    Palmer is currently on a tour across the Balkans, during which he has already visited Pristina and held meetings with Kosovar politicians, as well as representatives of small parties of Kosovo Serbs.

    Kosovo unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008, after years of conflict with Belgrade. The self-proclaimed republic is recognised by over 100 UN member states. Serbia, as well as Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and a number of other countries, have not recognised Kosovar independence.

    The EU-mediated dialogue between Belgrade and Kosovo, launched in 2013, is currently stalled.

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