U.S. disappointed Kosovo and Serbia fail to reach agreement, State Dept says

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price speaks during a news conference in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is disappointed Kosovo and Serbia have failed to agree on a solution to their dispute over car license plates used by the ethnic Serb minority in Kosovo, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Both Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic "will need to make concessions to ensure that we do not jeopardize decades of hard-won peace in an already fragile region," Price said. The U.S. called on Kosovo to suspend its plans to impose fines over the license plates issue.

(Reporting by Eric Beech)