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Borrell to Serbia-Kosovo leaders, it's time to show courage

(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, MAR 16 - The high-level meeting in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue "is different from the previous ones" not only because 'I will meet with Serbia's president Aleksandar Vučić and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, in Ohrid, North Macedonia, instead of Brussels", but also because "we will focus our discussion on the implementation annex of the EU agreement that will lead to a far-reaching normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia." The EU's high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, wrote on the eve of the new round of negotiations with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo. The implementation annex is considered an integral part of the EU proposal to normalize relations between the two countries. Therefore, the EU intends to finalize the protocol to normalize "the lives of the people in the region" and "pave the way for Kosovo and Serbia toward EU membership," Borrell explains. "It's time -he adds - for the leaders of Kosovo, Serbia, and all the Western Balkans, to show courage and shared responsibility for the success of the EU accession process of the Region." (ANSA).