Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said in a speech on Friday that he will visit Kosovo and Metohija on 8 and 9 September.
“I’m going to Kosovo tomorrow and start my visit from Lake Gazivode with a visit to the environmental center there,” Vucic said.
In 2008, the Kosovo authorities unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. Serbia rightfully still considers Kosovo as its Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. In 2013, the Brussels Agreement on the normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo was signed, when the European Union persuaded Serbia to cooperate with Kosovo.
In 2015, an agreement was signed for the formation of the autonomous association of Serbian-dominated regions in Kosovo.
Earlier, a diplomatic source said that the European Union will have a global and legally binding agreement between Serbia and Kosovo by spring 2019.
In August, the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, said he preferred to divide Kosovo along ethnic lines to avoid conflicts. According to this plan, Serbia would give up its areas to the south, the majority inhabited by Albanians, to the territories of Kosovo where the Serbian population prevails. The president of the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, rejected this plan.
The Serbian press reported that on June 17, Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, in the presence of the US ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie, signed a contract with the US company АМ General for the purchase of 24 HMMWV military vehicles.
In addition, it has been announced that the US Department of State and the Department of Defense will grant $ 10 million to the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) in order to combat terrorism and organized crime, as well as an offer of 27 HMMWV, media and training provision.
In response to generous offers from Washington, Ramush Haradinaj said KSF’s transformation into the Kosovo Army will be carried out in close collaboration with its “allies.” In turn, Greg Delawie expressed satisfaction that the US was to be part of “a new era of KSF.”
Effectively, despite Kosovo being a historical part of Serbia, the American Empire maintains its independence with the backing of the Albanian settlers to ensure it has a central Balkan satellite state.