Friday, December 25, 2009

Tadić meets with Serb leaders from region
25 December 2009 | 09:18 | Source: Tanjug
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić says Serbia strongly and sincerely supports sovereignty and integrity of all countries in the region.

Tadić with regional Serb leaders (Beta)
Tadić with regional Serb leaders (Beta)

Speaking in Belgrade late on Thursday after his meeting with leaders of Serbs from the region, he pointed out that this is a premise for conducting a principled and consistent policy in Kosovo and Metohija.

Serbia's support for other countries' integrity and sovereignty means that Belgrade is not giving up on its own territorial integrity in Kosovo and Metohija, which has been brought into question by the attempted secession of the southern province.

"We expect our compatriots to be loyal citizens in all countries of the region where they live, but also for those countries to respect European democratic standards and ethnic community rights as they preserve their language, integrity and culture," said Tadić.

He went to no say that there are countries where our script and language are being repressed, and that Serbia will fight for the rights of our compatriots in an open dialogue.

He also stated that the meeting focused on economic connections, as a basis for stability in the region.

Tadić said that European future was a priority in conducting the foreign policy of Serbia in this region.

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