Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that Serbia will never stop the dialogue with Pristina – but takes a stance against unilateral actions.
“Serbia has always been for dialogue. We will never interrupt the dialogue even when we we unhappy. We will not blackmail with our participation in the dialogue as Pristina is now doing, and will not provoke,” Dacic said at a press conference after his meeting in Belgrade with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano.
Dacic said that Belgrade wants agreement and a lasting solution to the question of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, but opposes unilateral actions and cannot allow such actions to guide Serbia’s positions.
Commenting on Pristina’s efforts to become a member of UNESCO and other international organizations, Dacic said that “with time the conditions from an agreement on Kosovo’s regional representation, including using a footnote referring to UN Security Council Resolution 1244, are being forgotten.”
“We are not against Kosovo’s participation in international organizations, but only if it is clearly defined that it can only be asymmetric, because for us the question of Kosovo’s status is not resolved,” said Dacic.
“In line with that, we are opposed to Kosovo joining various specialized UN agencies, we are opposed to Kosovo being where states should be, or if it is there, it must be marked in a special way, (indicating) it is something that is still being disputed,” Dacic said.