Washington Agreement Serbia

The Washington agreement followed various comments and antagonistic sentiments. One of the many examples of negative internal reactions is certainly Vuk Jeremis, Former foreign minister and president of the UNITED Nations General Assembly, now chairman of the opposition People`s Party (Narodna stranka), who said Serbia had been „severely humiliated and ridiculed“ during the Washington negotiations because the way it was handled and the White House talks are not worthy of a sovereign state and are more suited to indigenous tribes. He stressed that the only real winner of these „negotiations“ was the State of Israel, because the only concrete point of the agreement is the one that provides for the mutual recognition of Israel and Kosovo, and that Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Speaking of the Serbian population, the LGBT population can be satisfied with the agreement, because Serbia is committed to defending its rights around the world. The Washington agreement and the „Mini Schengen“ project are also strongly supported by the new regional office of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in Belgrade, following the meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vuéié and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabia (SNS) and the Special Envoy of the President of the United States for the Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue Richard Grenell and Adam Boehler, the Executive Officer. Finally, given that its relations with Serbia include a dense set of mutually beneficial relations, one could even imagine that China would tolerate Serbia`s decision to allow, for example, Ericsson (instead of Huawei) to build a 5G Serbian infrastructure. As Huawei`s facial recognition cameras are not part of the agreement signed in Washington, the contract between the Serbian Interior Ministry and Huawei will likely be maintained – and these devices could expand into Serbia, as the country sinks deeper into a one-party system. The two sides agreed to implement the rail and motorway agreements from February and to open and manage the Merdare Common Crossroads. He said that Serbia will never recognise Kosovo and that it will strive to create the association/community of the majority Serb communes in Kosovo, guaranteed by the 2013 Brussels Agreement. The Executive Director of the Belgrade BFPE, Marko Savkovic, told the EWB earlier that the question of whether this agreement was really an international agreement to enable commitments to be made was still under discussion. Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali, who was part of the delegation in Washington, said the agreement on normalization of economic relations with Pristina was „a great success in the negotiations“ and would help accelerate the integration and economic development of the entire region. She expressed the hope that this agreement would open the door to even better relations with the United States and said that the Serbian delegation was quite ready, a legitimate and strong interlocutor who knows what he wants and who can influence the final outcome of the agreement.

„We see this agreement as a major step towards final agreement and mutual recognition with Serbia,“ Hoti said. Section 16 has two versions. The agreement between Serbia and the United States contains Article 16, which provides for Serbia (Belgrade) to agree to open an office of the Chamber of Commerce and a State Office in Jerusalem on 20 September 2020 and even to move its embassy to Jerusalem on 1 July 2021.