Lajcak: Kosovo's independence is illegitimate

Slovakia's Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has said in a statement published by the Madrid-based daily ABC that the independence of Kosovo is illegitimate and based on political instead of legal criteria.

(KosovoCompromise Staff) Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Kosovo's decision was based on political instead of legal criteria. Two elements were missing in the process: an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina and legalization of the process through international institutions, mainly the UN Security Council," said Lajcak.

To an evaluation of the daily that it is hard to establish principles of legality when the UN Security Council acts in keeping with political interests of the countries that have the right to veto, Minister Lajcak said:

"This is the system we have. We cannot make exceptions. Only the United Nations have the power to give legitimacy. On the contrary, we would have chaos and confusion across the globe."