NEW YORK – Thursday’s UN SC meeting on Kosovo demonstrated that “major differences” remain between the positions of the Belgrade and Pristina delegations, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after the meeting.
The Serbian delegation insisted on a consistent interpretation of UN SC Resolution 1244 – under which the meetings on Kosovo are also held every three months – and on status neutrality of the Brussels dialogue, Dacic said.
On the other hand, “Pristina is constantly approaching these meetings as an opportunity to present various untruths and positions suggesting that Kosovo is an integral, sovereign state,” Dacic said.
“That alone is a breach of Resolution 1244, which is also evident from the requests by certain countries that call on other countries to join them in the recognition of Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence”, Dacic said.
Serbia is committed to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and it insists on the establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities, which has not been given adequate significance in the latest report by the UN secretary-general, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic told a UN SC meeting on Kosovo Thursday.
Serbia will not recognise Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence, Dacic reiterated, urging countries that have not done so to stand by their positions.
Under UN SC Resolution 1244, Kosovo-Metohija is an integral part of Serbia, he noted.
Bear in mind that support by the international community is crucial for success in the dialogue – any change in the positions of the countries that have not recognised Kosovo’s independence would have a negative impact on further constructive approach of the sides in the dialogue and implementation of agreements, Dacic said.