(ANSA) - BELGRADE, AUGUST 13 - Serbia and Kosovo should resume "with urgency" their dialogue on the normalization of relations and work to reach a "comprehensive, politically sustainable, and legally binding agreement that contributes to regional stability," the so-called 'Quint' countries - France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States - said in a statement today. "We call on Kosovo and Serbia to restart the EU-led Dialogue with urgency and ask that both parties avoid actions that will hinder a final agreement, which is necessary for both countries to achieve greater Euro-Atlantic integration and its accompanying benefits", reads the statement, published on the US embassy in Pristina website. "The status quo prevents progress on Kosovo's and Serbia's path towards the European Union and is simply not sustainable," the statement continues, underlining that the government of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States think that "the time has come to finally end the conflicts of the 1990s and provide a secure and prosperous future for the people of Kosovo and Serbia." "We are prepared to step up our role in the process in support of the EU High Representative, but we cannot do so until you both signal a willingness to compromise, remove obstacles and resume discussions," the Quint said. "For Kosovo, that means suspending the tariffs imposed on Serbia. For Serbia, that means suspending the de-recognition campaign against Kosovo." (ANSA).

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