BELGRADE – Serbian Minister of Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic has said that in the dialogue with Pristina, Belgrade is insisting that when Kosovo gets Serbia’s consent for its dialing code, Telekom Srbija gains the license for fixed and mobile telephony in Kosovo-Metohija.


“The license is important. We want to ensure that Telekom operates legally in the territory of Kosovo-Metohija,” Ljajic said in Belgrade on Wednesday.

He said that it is Serbia’s proposal that the license for Telekom be deposited in the EU and then activated when Kosovo gets the dialing code.

“We want Telekom to obtain the license for providing mobile and fixed telephone services in the territory of entire Kosovo and that dialing codes for calls to central Serbia be treated as local, and not international,” Ljajic said in a live broadcast on Radio Television of Vojvodina.

“Pristina wants Austria to apply for the dialing code, and we even agreed to that, on condition that Serbia gives its consent,” he said.

“It is important how that code would be registered. We have requested that it should be entered as “Kosovo Serbia” or just “Kosovo” without Serbia, but that the footnote should specify that this is a geographical code, or a phone code that was given with Serbia’s approval. Hence, Serbia must be mentioned in the document,” Ljajic said.