Berlin meeting on Belgrade-Pristina rail line concludes

A Berlin meeting on reintroducing freight and passenger rail traffic between Belgrade and Pristina has concluded, Tanjug learns.

27 Jan 2020 13:25

BERLIN - A Berlin meeting on reintroducing freight and passenger rail traffic between Belgrade and Pristina has concluded, Tanjug learns.

The meeting, initiated by US special presidential envoy Richard Grenell and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, lasted for over three hours and details remain unknown for the time being.

According to information obtained by Tanjug, a Serbian delegation was led by the head of the government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric and included experts on rail traffic and officials of the relevant ministry.

Albanian-language media are reporting the Pristina provisional authorities were represented by Xheme Veseli and Rame Kupeva, in charge of road traffic and road infrastructure, respectively.

The Tanjug source said the Berlin meeting had addressed only commercial topics as a lifting of Pristina's 100 pct taxes on goods from central Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina remains Belgrade's condition for a continuation of the EU-facilitated political dialogue.

Rail traffic between central Kosovo and the south of central Serbia was halted more than two decades ago.

Photo: Tanjug/Z.Zestic, file

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