Djukanovic welcomed the peace dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotoangelo Djukanovic. Archival photoDjukanovic welcomed the peace dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic announced the self-proclaimed head of the Republic of Kosovo on the support of Podgorica dialogue Kosovo Albanian authorities and the Serbian leadership in Brussels.

Meeting behind closed doors was held in Podgorica on Tuesday at the initiative of the head of Kosovo Hashim Thaci informed Djukanovic about the process of negotiations with Belgrade with the mediation of the EU that the Montenegrin leader thanked the guest from Pristina.

«The President thanked for the initiative and welcomed the efforts of Belgrade and Pristina to seek a peaceful solution through dialogue under the auspices of the EU and expressed confidence that all parties consider that the end result will make a great contribution to the stabilization of the Western Balkans and will give impetus to its European perspective», — said the press service of Djukanovic.

The authorities of Montenegro in may 2006 held a referendum, in which 55.3% of the participants voted for an exit from Union state of Serbia and Montenegro declared independence from Belgrade in June of the same year.

In 1999, armed confrontation between the Albanian separatists of the Kosovo Liberation army and the army and police of Serbia led to the bombing of Yugoslavia (then consisting of Serbia and Montenegro) NATO forces. In March 2004, Kosovo Albanians staged riots, which led to mass resettlement of Serbs from the province and the destruction of numerous monuments of their history and culture.

Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina in February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The self-proclaimed Republic does not recognize Serbia, Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and several other States.

The Serbian authorities under pressure from Brussels and the region of convergence with the European Union, as well as for the sake of ease of life in the region, Serbian citizens in 2011 were forced to start negotiations on the normalization of relations with Kosovo Albanians with the mediation of the EU.