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Mattarella met Kosovo's president, dialogue needed

EU deal between Belgrade-Pristina an 'important opportunity'

23 January, 19:44
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JAN 23 - "There is no alternative to the path of dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade," Italian President Sergio Mattarella said today, meeting Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani on her first visit to Italy. "As one of the first countries to recognize Kosovo, Italy understands how difficult the path to reconciliation with Serbia can be. But, instead of viewing the other as an enemy, we must make courageous choices to foster a climate of mutual trust and respect," Mattarella underlined. "The proposed agreement presented by the EU represents an important opportunity that both parties should seize, also in the logic of future European Union membership," Mattarella added. (ANSA).

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