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BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbian and Albanian officials are holding icebreaking talks after decades of tensions between the Balkan foes that have been further fueled by a recent drone incident at a soccer match.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met Edi Rama, who arrived in Belgrade Monday for the first visit to Serbia by an Albanian premier in 68 years.
Relations between Serbia and Albania have been tense for decades mainly over Kosovo, an ethnic Albanian-dominated former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia has never accepted Kosovo's statehood.
A European Championship soccer qualifying match between the countries' national teams was suspended last month in Belgrade after a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist flag ignited clashes between players and fans. The two prime ministers have traded blame for the incident.