North won't be topic of next round of dialogue
Northern Kosovo, the institutions in that part of the province and Jarinje and Brnjak checkpoints will not be discussed as the Kosovo dialogue resumes said Borislav Stefanovic, who heads the Serbian team in the ongoing talks with representatives of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.
(KosovoCompromise Staff) Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Stefanovic met on Monday in Belgrade with EU mediator in the dialogue Robert Cooper, and told reporters afterwards issue of northern Kosovo "could be the topic of some future discussion".
"The functioning of Serbian institutions in the north of Kosovo can especially not be the topic of discussion, because something that is constitutional, legal, political and moral obligation towards the citizens of Serbia cannot be negotiated," Stefanovic said.
He added that he conveyed this attitude to European counterparts and that this was "met with understanding".
Stefanovic said that he agreed with Cooper that the topics of the meeting on September 2 should be the issue of cadastre, telecoms and customs stamps, adding that he expects that they would also discuss electric energy and university diplomas issues.
He expressed hope that the issue of customs stamps will be resolved in accordance with the stand of UNMIK and with UN Security Council Resolution 1244.