In anticipation of the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Europe, the European Union is holding a one-day summit in Tirana, Albania, with leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Tension has risen between the two sides after Pristina declared that by next April, around 10,000 Kosovan Serbs with licence plates issued by Serbia must replace them with plates from the Republic of Kosovo.
President Aleksandar Vucic has rejected a proposal from Germany and France to expedite Serbia's EU membership process in exchange for the country's recognition of Kosovo.
Under the deal, the two countries aim to develop co-operation on the basis of joint understanding and also respect the sovereignty and principle of non-interference in internal affairs.
Serbia agrees to abolish its entry-exit document for Kosovo ID holders and Kosovo agrees to not introduce them for Serbian ID holders.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was due to meet Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, his counterpart Nikola Selakovic and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije.
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic looks set to extend his rule over the Balkan nation after a decade of tightening his grip over the levers of power.
Some 6.5 million voters are choosing the president, a new parliament and local authorities in the capital, Belgrade, and over a dozen other towns and municipalities.
Turkiye's President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed the crisis in Bosnia with Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, adding that Ankara will step up its diplomacy on the matter.
The move comes after Kosovo deployed police to the area after its government last Monday decided to require drivers with Serbian registration plates to put on temporary ones when entering Kosovo.
What started as a regular police operation by Kosovo’s police forces to enforce the law has resulted in Serbia’s President using sabre-rattling rhetoric harking back to the dark old days of the 1990s.
In an unexpected move last week, Trump said that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed to normalise economic ties as part of US-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo.
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