Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dačić: Albania must respect OSCE principles instead of worrying about Kosovo

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 15:04 -- MRS

The OSCE chair, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić called on Albania to deal with OSCE principles instead of showing concern over the Belgrade-Priština dialogue, which is conducted in Brussels and not in the OSCE. At the winter sitting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna, asked by the Albanian delegation if Serbia will accept membership of Kosovo in the OSCE, Dačić replied that Serbia respected the principle of the preservation of territorial integrity and could defend Serbia’s territorial integrity no less than it defends the Ukrainian one. He said that the issue of the normalization of relations, i.e. the everyday life of people, should be separated from the issue of the status. Kosovo can take part in regional forums and we will not prevent its European path, but as for international organizations, that is not going to happen as that would entail a recognition of independence of Kosovo by Serbia, stressed Dačić.

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