Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Speaks to Swiss Parliamentarians

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Dr Dragoljub Micunovic received today at the National Assembly House a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Swiss Confederation, headed by Geri Müller.



The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Dr Dragoljub Micunovic received today at the National Assembly House a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Swiss Confederation, headed by Geri Müller.

The Swiss parliamentarians were interested in the situation in Kosovo and Metohia, the official state positions on the solution of their status and further development of the situation concerning them.

Chairman Micunovic said that Serbia wishes to preserve its territorial integrity and sovereignty over its whole territory and puts its faith in international law which is on Serbia’s side, stressing that UN SC Resolution 1244 is still in force.

Micunovic stressed that Serbia was ready to grant the highest possible degree of autonomy to Kosovo and Metohia, but in the meantime the authorities in Pristina unilaterally and illegitimately declared the illegal state of Kosovo, which some countries recognised, but most did not.

Concerning this, Micunovic expressed his belief that the solution to the status of Kosovo and Metohia must be reached through further negotiations and bringing a new UN SC resolution.

Talking about how due to the current political situation in Serbia and difficult election campaign all possible talks with the Albanian side in Kosovo and Metohia are blocked, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee stressed that direct talks between the two sides still have to take place. Good economic cooperation with the Province calls for it, as well as the need to commence the processes of returning displaced persons to their homes and solving the issues of property of the non-Albanian population in Kosovo and Metohia, and other open issues.

Micunovic reiterated Serbia’s determination to continue European integrations and its wish to become a candidate for EU membership as soon as possible.



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