Vucic has telephone conversation with Kosovo PM

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has had a phone conversation "with Prime Minister of the interim administration in Pristina Isa Mustafa," Tanjug said.

The news agency added it learned that Vucic and Mustafa spoke about "future cooperation between Belgrade and Pristina and the position of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija."

Vucic and Mustafa "agreed on Wednesday evening that all problems should be solved through dialogue and that after establishing direct contact, they will in the future directly communicate about all potential problems," Tanjug reported on Thursday.

Commenting in the conversation during a break in a conference in Belgrade's Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Vucic said Mustafa and he held "very different views of the world, the future, Kosovo - but it is normal that we talk."

"My job is to talk and I will always talk to him. Just as I am always pleased to talk with Angela Merkel, with (Vladimir) Putin, so it is normal for me to talk with someone who is not that popular. But, I cannot and do not wish to say a bad word about that, because it is my job and his to solve problems, " Vucic was quoted as saying.

He added that the conversation last night was "also about how to continue the (Kosovo) dialogue."

The EU-mediated dialogue has stalled as Pristina "wants all previously agreed on deals to be implemented before new topics are opened, while Belgrade wants to talk about forming a community of Serb municipalities," the Beta agency said in its report.

The last dialogue round was held in Brussels on February 9 and resulted in an agreement on the judiciary.