At Friday’s meeting with US Ambassador Christopher Hill, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said she expected an August 18 Brussels meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the PM of the provisional Pristina institutions, Albin Kurti, and the EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, to be constructive, and noted that maintaining peace in the region was one of Serbia’s priorities.

Hill reiterated that continued dialogue was the only path to resolving open issues, and noted that the US strongly supported the EU-facilitated dialogue.

Speaking about the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Brnabic said she was confident the August 18 meeting in Brussels would be “constructive, in particular in light of the present situation and unilateral moves by Pristina,” the government press office said in a statement.

She said maintaining peace and stability in the region was one of the key priorities and that Serbia remained committed to investing additional efforts with the aim of developing regional relations in all areas.

Serbia is firmly supporting regional cooperation also through the Open Balkan initiative, which has proved to be an efficient framework for solving issues that are significant to our citizens, Brnabic said.

The parties said there was great potential for cooperation in the energy sector, in particular when it comes to projects concerning renewable energy sources.