Serbia’s leader is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to position tension on Kosovo to merely about negotiations amid a months-long impasse.

EU-mediated space talks between Serbia and its ex-province had been stalled since late final year when Kosovo imposed a 100% tax on goods imported from Serbia.

Kosovo declared independence in 2008 which is known by the U.S. and various the West, nonetheless no longer by Serbia and its allies Russia and China.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated in a letter Friday congratulating Trump on his birthday that he has been following the U.S. president’s “intriguing” and “gallant” work that in most cases results in “an surprising procedure to resolving issues.”

Vucic says he’s asking Trump to affect Pristina to hold the taxes so talks on discovering “a compromise” answer can resume.

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