Merkel on resolving Kosovo issue, Brnabic on the only point of disagreement
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today after meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic that the process of solving the problems of Kosovo and Metohija should be continued and further improved in order to reach a solution.
She said at a press conference that she discussed with Brnabic the situation in the region, along with cooperation opportunities, and stressed that she was glad that the Berlin Process has proven to be very useful and has led to great opportunities and activities in view of enhancing cooperation.
Merkel stressed that there is good bilateral cooperation between the two countries and that there are 400 German companies with 60,000 workers operating in Serbia, while Germany presents a significant trading partner of Serbia.
"We have very close relations and I would like to emphasize that Prime Minister Brnabic is not dedicated only to combating unemployment and to the growth of Serbia's economy and a digital transformation," said Merkel, adding that Serbia is leading the way in digitization, which is a good signal to young people.
It's a good investment in the future, German Chancellor added.
She said that they also discussed civil society, the judiciary and the difficulties in that area, as well as constitutional reforms.
"I see the will to improve things and this is closely related to the progress in the EU accession process," said Merkel, pointing out that Serbia has made quite a breakthrough, and that quite a lot has been done when it comes to opening negotiation chapters.
She said that Germany as a partner will continue to support Serbia's development and further strengthening German-Serbian relations and cooperation.
When asked whether Berlin and EU had any deadline in mind for reaching...