Government adopts implementation plan

BELGRADE -- The government late on Sunday in Belgrade adopted the report of the team for the development of the implementation plan of the agreement reached in Brussels.
The government also adopted a plan to implement the agreement reached with Priština on April 19, "as a document that does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and Metohija," it has been announced.
Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has informed EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on this decision, the government's website said. 

The letter reads that "the government of the Republic of Serbia believes that the adoption of the implementation plan will open the door to results that will meet the interests and expectations of the citizens and all parties involved in the process." 

"The Serbian government believes that the appointment of the regional police commander for northern Kosovo, which will be made using the powers of the Union of Municipalities from Article 9 of the Agreement, may considerably contribute to building trust and stabilisation of the political and security situation in the strengthening of the entire territory of Kosovo and Metohija," said the statement. 

The letter further stated that the Serbian government "pointed out that by determining the plan of implementation, as well as by reaching all previous and future agreements and implementing them does not violate the determined principle of status-neutrality in all phases of implementation." 

The government also "rejected the resignation by Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Aleksandar Vulin," - and decided he will continue in that position. 

"It is very important for us that nobody accidentally interprets that what we are agreeing now has some meaning in view of the status issues," Dačić told B92 on Sunday, and that it was "important to confirm that the Brussels talks between Belgrade and Priština are status-neutral, that they do not prejudge Kosovo's future status, but that talks would continue with representatives of international community."