Intelligence sources report NATO is closely monitoring the situation in Kosovo, if stability is threatened, its KFOR forces are ready to intervene, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today in Brussels after a conversation with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. He called on Belgrade and Priština to avoid violence and highlighted the importance of dialogue under the auspices of the EU.
Today, Stoltenberg met with Vučić and later separately with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti after the tightening of the situation in Kosovo at the end of July, which occurred after Pristina announced the introduction of new rules on the border with Serbia.
Stoltenberg said that KFOR has already strengthened its presence in the majority-Serb north of Kosovo. He welcomed the new round of dialogue, in which Vučić and Kurti will participate tomorrow in Brussels. He called on all parties in the dialogue to be flexible and willing to compromise.