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Telephone conversations of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Prime Minister of Kosovo.

In the framework of the action to relaunch Italy’s leading role in the Western Balkans, undertaken by the Government since the first days of its establishment, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Antonio Tajani, had telephone conversations with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti.

“Italy is called upon to play a leading role in the Western Balkans in order to ensure security and socio-economic growth” – Minister Tajani said – adding that “stability in the region is an Italian and European goal”.

To this end, during the phone calls, Minister Tajani renewed the appeal to his counterparts for moderation and dialogue, expressing concern following the new tensions in Northern Kosovo. The counterparts thanked for the government’s active commitment to dialogue, expressing appreciation for the meetings in Tirana with Prime Minister Meloni as well as for Minister Tajani’s recent visit to Belgrade and Pristina.

Finally, Minister Tajani confirmed the forthcoming organisation in Rome of a Conference with the countries of the Western Balkans and, in spring, in Belgrade and Pristina of two business forums, the first events of the diplomacy strategy for growth promoted by the Italian Foreign Minister in the region.

 

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