Djuric, who is heading the Belgrade delegation at the technical expert talks on normalisation of relations with Pristina, told reporters in Brussels that the Serbian delegation included experts from the National Bank of Serbia and experts for private and public property, who had concrete proposals on the modalities for solving the issues at question.
We had a not too rational, fierce and emotional discussion in which representatives of Pristina tried to go 13 centuries back into the past and present Serbia as a coloniser who occupied not only Kosovo-Metohija, but Toplica too and to divert the subject with irrational, historically false information, Djuric stated.
The Belgrade delegation responded with a rational approach and it did not accept the Community of Serb Municipalities to be either removed from the agenda, or renamed in an improper way which would not reflect a status neutral form of the talks.
There is no way that we will turn the talks on the Community of Serb Municipalities into talks on the position of national minorities, nor will we accept that the Serbian people in Kosovo-Metohija be treated as a national minority, Djuric underlined.
He declared that there will be no progress in the talks with Pristina until the obligation to form the Community of Serb Municipalities is fully implemented as agreed in 2013 and 2015.