Šarec urges Kosovo-Serbia agreement
While the summit, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, failed to revive the stalled dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina, Šarec highlighted Slovenia's support to the region on its Euroatlantic path.
He stressed the EU needed to remain active in encouraging good relations and pointed to the Greece-North Macedonia agreement as an import model for how to reach compromise, the Government Communication Office wrote.
Šarec also emphasized the importance of a continuation of reforms in the countries in the region, as well as the crucial importance of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia for regional stability and the two countries' European path.
He said the agreement would have to be in line with international law, well coordinated and comprehensive.
Slovenia is stressing the agreement must not allow for open or diverging interpretations. It needs to be final and fully implementable. Also, all needs to be done to prevent negative implications for other countries in the region.
The prime minister moreover highlighted the importance of the EU continuing its enlargement to include countries that meet conditions for accession.
Slovenia will continue to support the countries in the region in their accession efforts, also because progress, the honouring of standards and the resulting stability of the region are in Slovenia's vital interest, Šarec added.