US State Department: No announcements about Escobar visit to Serbia

WASHINGTON - The US State Department on Wednesday said it had no announcement to make at this time about a possible visit to Serbia by special Western Balkan envoy Gabriel Escobar after Orthodox Christmas.

The State Department was responding to a Tanjug query whether Escobar would travel to Belgrade next week.

Earlier in the day, Tanjug was also told that the State Department's senior adviser Derek Chollet would not be travelling to the Western Balkan region for the time being.

We have no announcement to make about trips at this time, the State Department said in response to a query whether Chollet would soon visit the Western Balkans.

In mid-December, Chollet cancelled a trip to the Western Balkans due to a coronavirus infection, but said he would visit the region at the beginning of this year.

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