- Title: Macron, Merkel join Serbia-Kosovo talks via video link
- Date: 10th July 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 10, 2020) (AGENCY POOL) VARIOUS OF FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON DURING VIDEO CONFERENCE ON KOSOVO SCREEN SHOWING OTHER PARTICIPANTS EU SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN BELGRADE AND PRISTINA MIROSLAV LAJCAK, EU HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS JOSEP BORELL, SERBIAN PRESIDENT ALEKSANDAR VUCIC, GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL AND KOSOVO PRIME MINISTER AVDULLAH HOTI MACRON TALKING SCREEN VARIOUS OF MACRON TALKING EXTERIOR OF ELYSEE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE
- Embargoed: 24th July 2020 10:07
- Keywords: Balkans EU France Germany Kosovo Serbia meeting video conference
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CM87Y2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video summit with their Serbian and Kosovar counterparts on Friday (July 10) to help rekindle relations between the two Balkan countries.
The talks seek to address one of Europeâ€™s most intractable territorial disputes, with Belgrade refusing to recognise Kosovoâ€™s independence.
They also take place as Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci is set to travel to the Netherlands on July 13 to be interviewed by international prosecutors following his indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity over his role in its independence conflict.
On June 24 a special prosecutorâ€™s office in The Hague dealing with Kosovo's 1998-99 uprising against Serbian rule said it had indicted Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others for murder, enforced disappearances, persecution and torture.
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