BELGRADE – The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) said in a release Thursday that Pristina could not make the creation of the Community of Serb municipalities conditional on anything, especially not on the agreement on telecommunications, whose implementation had been hampered by Pristina’s unconstructive approach.

Kosovo Minister for Dialogue Edita Tahiri has told Pristina-based daily Zeri that the ZSO will not be set up before Kosovo receives a dialing code.

“Besides being insincere and unconstructive, with moves like this one, the politics pursued by Pristina are also becoming completely meaningless,” the release said.

The Office for KiM said that the agreement on telecommunications had not been implemented because Pristina has not created the conditions for the operation of MTS’ company in Kosovo-Metohija.

All this, of course, has nothing to do with the undertaking to create the conditions for setting up the ZSO.

“To us, the setting up of the Community of Serb municipalities is the main reason to participate in the dialogue, and the deadline for drafting its charter was December 25 last year. When the Community of Serb municipalities is established, its Secretariat will, precisely in accordance with the agreement on telecommunications, be available on +381 dialing code,” the release said.