During participation in the negotiations with the United States on economic issues, Kosovo and Serbia continued to participate in a parallel dialogue led by the European Union, focusing on political differences between the two sides.  Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali, who was part of the delegation in Washington, said that the agreement on normalization of economic relations with Pristina was “a great success in the negotiations” and that it would help accelerate the integration and economic development of the entire region. He added that one of the most important parts of the agreement is that Kosovo has agreed to be part of the “mini-Schengen”, an economic area so far agreed between Serbia, Albania and Northern Macedonia. “We see this agreement as a major step towards final agreement and mutual recognition with Serbia,” Hoti said. The Economic Normalization Agreements of Kosovo and Serbia are a couple of documents in which Kosovo and Serbia have agreed to facilitate economic normalization between them.  The documents were signed on 4 September 2020 at the White House, in the presence of US President Donald Trump, by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbia President Aleksandar Vuéié.  Vucic commented on the agreement signed on 4 September in the presence of US President Donald Trump by representatives of Serbia and his southern province of Kosovo and Metohija, which was unilaterally split in 2008. Serbia and Kosovo reached a “historic” agreement on the normalization of economic relations in Washington on 4 September, White House officials said. “We have signed a bilateral agreement with the United States on economic cooperation with Pristina, not a trilateral agreement that does not mention Pristina as the object of international law,” Vucic said, as quoted by local media. In accordance with the signed agreements, Serbia will suspend its official and unofficial efforts for a period of one year and will encourage other states not to recognize Kosovo or to revoke existing recognition.