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Brussels, 12 November 2013
EU-Kosovo: With Minister Hoxhaj about SAA and normalisation with Serbia
Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle met with Kosovo's Minister for Foreign Affairs Enver Hoxhaj in Brussels today.
They discussed developments in Kosovo and in the region following the recent first round of local elections in Kosovo.
Commissioner Füle and Minister Hoxhaj also reviewed progress in the negotiations for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Kosovo, which were launched last month. Commissioner Füle expressed his satisfaction with the process and the cooperation with Kosovo to date and confirmed the ambition of the European Commission to have the negotiations completed in Spring next year.
Commissioner Füle urged Kosovo to continue its pro-active and constructive engagement in the process of normalising relations with Serbia within the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue. He also encouraged Kosovo to continue its efforts in the priority areas identified in the Commission's 2012 feasibility study.