Friday, February 24, 2012

Belgrade, Priština reach agreement on representation

BRUSSELS -- The Belgrade and Priština negotiating teams in the latest round of Kosovo talks, have reached an agreement in Brussels on Thursday.
Borislav Stefanović and Edita Tahiri (Tanjug, file)
Borislav Stefanović and Edita Tahiri (Tanjug, file)
Kosovo is to be represented at regional forums under the title Kosovo accompanied by the footnote citing UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kosovo's declaration.
Priština’s request to include the declaration of independence into the footnote was not accepted.

Ethnic Albanians unilaterally proclaimed independence in early 2008, but Serbia rejected it.

The teams today also reached an agreement on integrated management of administrative crossings.

Sources from the European Commission told Tanjug earlier on Friday that an agreement on the international representation of Kosovo was practically reached.y also said the only thing left was to agree on certain points concerning the issue of integrated control of administrative line crossings.

“We were very close to an acceptable solution last night,” said a European official closely informed about the dialogue development, expressing his expectations that an agreement would be reached over the next few hours.

The heads of delegations did not want to give statements to media this morning.

The dialogue was interrupted last night without any tangible results after sixteen hours of talks.

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