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Taken Questions
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October 14, 2003
Question Taken at the October 14 Daily Press Briefing

Opening of Direct Dialogue Between Belgrade and Pristina (Taken Question)

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Question:   What is our reaction to the opening of these talks?

Answer:   Authorities from Belgrade and Pristina met in Vienna October 14 to begin a direct dialogue. The U.S. welcomes the initiation of this dialogue as an important step forward in improving regional relations in accord with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244. The U.S. hopes that discussions covering a range of practical issues, including energy and transportation, as well as missing persons and return of displaced persons will begin shortly this fall. The U.S. considers this dialogue extremely important, and calls upon all sides to fully participate in this process.


Released on October 14, 2003

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