Belgrade, 20 May: Serbian President Boris Tadic still insists that Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova and he meet either in Belgrade or Pristina rather than at the sidelines of an international conference in Geneva, Tadic's office said today [20 May].
"Serbian President Boris Tadic still insists that the direct dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, that is, the direct meeting with Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova proposed by him, start either in Belgrade or Pristina," a statement issued by his office reads.
According to the statement, Tadic "takes the view that holding such a meeting would show to all the citizens of our country that a direct and open dialogue is the right way to solve a crisis". [Passage omitted]
Source: Beta news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 0946 gmt 20 May 05