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The new round of talks on the future status of Kosovo in Serbia ended on Monday without any progress due to disagreement between Serbians and Kosovo Albanians.

Wolfgang Ischinger, the European Union's special envoy for the talks acknowledged that it's very difficult to find common points between Serbians and Kosovo Albanians.

However, at the press conference after the talks he said that the Troika comprising the European Union, the United States and Russia will exert itself to find a possible settlement through negotiation until the Troika refers a report to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on Dec. 10.

Alexander Bozan-Chartschenko, Russian special envoy for the talks said that the talks could hardly have a favorable turn due to the serious disagreement between two sides, and he believed only in principal that the talks had little chance to reach compromises.

According to the local media, all parties involved will hold a new round of the talks in Brussels on Nov. 20.

Kosovo is an autonomy province of Serbia and has been under United Nations administration since the Kosovo war ended in June, 1999. Serbia insists on its sovereignty over Kosovo, while Kosovo Albanians want full independence.

The delegation from Serbia and Kosovo Albanian under the Troika's auspices has held a few rounds of talks but did not reach any consensus due to the disagreement.

(Xinhua News Agency November 6, 2007)

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