Slobodan Samardzic: Serbia insists that UNMIK remains in the province
20. February 2008. | 09:38
This is one of the strongest political and diplomatic measures because Kosovo authorities expect that the withdrawal of UNMIK will bring independence
Serbia will continue to lead a diplomatic offensive opposing the recognition of independence as well as invoke measures from the Serbian government’s Action plan against countries that recognise Kosovo’s independence, Serbian Minister for Kosovoc told journalists
The main focus of Serbian foreign policy will be to keep this topic within the UN as that is the only legal framework securing the policy in accordance with international law, the Minister stressed.
Samardzic noted that the unanimous decision of the Serbian parliament to confirm the Decision to annul all illegal acts by interim self-governing organs in Kosovo-Metohija pertaining to the unilateral declaration of independence gave the green light to the Serbian government to continue its policy in Kosovo-Metohija and on Kosovo-Metohija.
He announced that Serbia will work even more vigorously and intensively in Kosovo-Metohija in the areas where citizens loyal to Serbia live.
Serbia will manage and control the territory as well as those citizens who do not recognise independence as declared by Kosovo’s interim authorities and will also insist that UNMIK remains in the province.
That is one of the strongest political and diplomatic measures because Kosovo authorities expect that the withdrawal of UNMIK will bring independence, Samardzic said.