Kosovo-Serb handshake creates outrage in Serbia
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 00:11
Belgrade: A handshake between Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and former Serbian President Boris Tadic has triggered outrage in Serbia.

The two attended a summit of current and former regional leaders and EU officials in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on Saturday.

Thaci, a former ethnic Albanian guerrilla commander who fought for Kosovo's independence from Serbia in the late 1990s, and Tadic, who lost a presidential election against a nationalist opponent in Serbia in May, shook hands during the summit. That was the first time the two met face-to-face since the 1998-99 war.

Serbia's prime minister designate, Ivica Dacic, said Tadic's presence at the summit is an "enigma," and asked the former pro-Western Serbian leader to clarify his policies now that he's an opposition official.

Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's independence.


First Published: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 00:11

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