K. Albanian official: Kosovo in intl. organizations
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Assistant Foreign Minister Petrit Selimi said Friday that the Belgrade-Priština agreement would lead to Kosovo’s membership in 36 regional organizations.
He added that the agreement would also allow Priština to open an office in Belgrade soon.
Selimi told Serbian reporters that Kosovo would immediately start working on becoming a member of international organizations.
He stressed that Kosovo would be a full-fledged member and not an observer or an associate member, adding that the agreed formula for Priština’s representation would be used to help Kosovo become a member in various international organizations.
“We will have the right to consensual relations and it is important to us because it allows us greater interaction and to be a more responsible member of the international community, and Kosovo and Serbia will sit at the same table,” Selimi said, adding that Kosovo had participated in regional meetings thanks to UNMIK and Gymnich formulas up until now.
He stressed that Priština had rejected the asymmetric representation which implied that Kosovo was only an observer because it wanted to be a full-fledged member of the regional initiatives.
The Kosovo official noted that Priština’s goal was not to use the agreed formula at the regional level only but also in the “wider context of the European organizations”.
He explained that Kosovo would establish relations with the EU despite the fact that five EU member states have not recognized its unilaterally declared independence.
Selimi repeated that Kosovo had been recognized by 88 countries and that 106 states had voted in favor of Kosovo’s admission in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adding that Kosovo passports were recognized by more than 155 states, including China and the EU member states that had not recognized Kosovo.
petak 24.02.2012 | 20:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A controversial international agreement meant to enforce intellectual property rights has not been considered by the Serbian government.
petak 24.02.2012 | 20:13 | Source: Beta | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian FM Vuk Jeremić says Thursday's visit of his German counterpart played a key role in a deal reached today between Belgrade and Priština negotiators.
petak 24.02.2012 | 18:00 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (22) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Leaders of the Self-Determination Movement announced that they would stage a protest in front of the Kosovo government building on Monday.
petak 24.02.2012 | 17:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore Editor in Chief Agron Bajrami says the agreement on representation represents "a concession made by Kosovo".
petak 24.02.2012 | 16:10 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The agreement reached by Belgrade and Priština is of great importance to Serbia and its European pathway, majority of Serbian parties have stated.
petak 24.02.2012 | 15:10 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
The Serbian government on Friday in Belgrade sent a request to the country's parliament to hold an extraordinary session, it has been announced.
petak 24.02.2012 | 15:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (24) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Boris Tadić says the policy of "both Europe and Kosovo", for which he got support in the last election, was confirmed on Friday with a deal made in Brussels.
petak 24.02.2012 | 14:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Members of the Serbian parliament friendship group with Romania visited Bucharest and discussed to talk "improved cooperation between the two countries".
petak 24.02.2012 | 13:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The latest round of the talks between Belgrade and Priština ended just before noon on Friday with an agreement on Kosovo's regional representation.
petak 24.02.2012 | 12:51 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (46) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The Belgrade and Priština negotiating teams in the latest round of Kosovo talks, have reached an agreement in Brussels on Thursday.
petak 24.02.2012 | 11:06 | Source: B92, Blic | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Belgrade authorities have been advised not to organize local elections in Kosovo, daily Blic has learnt.
petak 24.02.2012 | 10:47 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The decision on the EU candidate status will not be vital for Serbia's fate, Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac has said.
petak 24.02.2012 | 09:56 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo Werner Almhofer expects the Belgrade-Priština dialogue to change circumstances regarding the Kosovo issue.