Serbia – Kosovo – Agreement in principle between Serbia and Kosovo on the EU proposal to normalize relations (27 February 2023)


Following yesterday’s meeting in Brussels hosted by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, Serbia and Kosovo agreed in principle to the EU-backed agreement to normalize relations between their two countries.

France welcomes this courageous decision. It now expects Serbia and Kosovo to commit without reservation and in the same spirit of compromise to implement this agreement, which is vital to the stability of the Western Balkans. It also reiterates that all of the agreements reached under the EU-brokered Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue must be implemented without delay, including provisions dealing with the Association/Community of Serb-majority municipalities in Kosovo.

France remains fully committed to the EU mediation effort and to the swift normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo.