Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pavicevic: Agreement implementation is priority

6/17/2013 10:11:00 AM

BELGRADE - Belgrade's liaison officer Dejan Pavicevic, who begins his mandate in Pristina on Monday, says his main focus will be the implementation of the agreements reached in Brussels. Pavicevic told Pink television that he will be a Serbian government representative stationed in the EU offices in Pristina, and his main points of contact will be EU institutions, the EU special representative in Kosovo, EULEX, and "what is left of UNMIK.

" He expects he will begin his first workday upon arrival in Pristina by meeting with representatives of the Office of the EU Special Representative in Kosovo and perhaps EULEX. Talking about his future duties, Pavicevic said they have been defined by the Serbian government and that he will be working mostly on the implementation of the agreements reached in Brussels.

 Pavicevic also expressed hope more Serbs will return to Kosovo and their numbers in Pristina and Kosovo will increase. Asked about the conditions the Kosovo Serbs are living in, he said that "when one Serb significantly increases the number of Serbs living in Pristina, you can guess how few Serbs there are." "Before 1999 there were more than 40,000. I think the ones who remain can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The conditions they are living in are not great and I hope more Serbs will return and their numbers in Pristina will go up," said Pavicevic.

 Belgrade and Pristina will exchange liaison officers at noon Monday, when Pavicevic will arrive at the EU Office in Pristina and Ljuljzim Peci at the EU Mission in Belgrade. Photo Tanjug, D.Stankovic

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