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Serbia's ruling parties say they will support landmark reconciliation deal with Kosovo

  • Protesters wave Serbian flags in front of the monument of late Serbian Duke Mihailo Obrenovic, during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Protesters wave Serbian flags in front of the monument of late Serbian Duke Mihailo Obrenovic, during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters are seen through the Serbian flag during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Protesters are seen through the Serbian flag during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters carrying a banner that reads: "Kosovo is Serbia's honor!" during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Protesters carrying a banner that reads: "Kosovo is Serbia's honor!" during the protest of Serbian nationalist organization Dveri, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Several hundred protesters gathered to protest against the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

Serbia's ruling parties say they will support a potentially landmark agreement to normalize relations with breakaway Kosovo that could end years of tensions and put both states on a path to European Union membership.

The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo reached a tentative EU-mediated deal Friday that would give Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership authority over rebel Kosovo Serbs. In return, the minority Serbs would get wide autonomy within Kosovo.

The deal still has to be approved by Serbia and Kosovo. Leaders of the two main ruling parties in Serbia said Sunday they will support the deal at a government session scheduled for Monday.

The agreement has triggered outrage among Serb nationalists.

Kosovo, considered the medieval cradle of the Serbian state, declared independence in 2008.