Belgrade seeks China support after Pristina says it will build army

Belgrade seeks China support after Pristina says it will build army

Belgrade seeks China support after Pristina says it will build army Izvor: Tanjug/Dimitije Goll

Serbia’s head of state Aleksandar Vucic asked China, which did not recognise Kosovo independence, for support after Pristina announced it would form an army on December 14, the Beta news agency reported on Tuesday.

A statement from Vucic’s office said the President informed the Chinese ambassador to Serbia Li Manchang about the risks of Pristina’s move to form an army and asked him to update the authorities in Beijing on the situation in Kosovo regularly.

"It is crystal clear that the announcement of the creation of Kosovo’s army and Pristina’s insistence on keeping the 100 percent import tariffs on goods from central Serbia aim at the expulsion of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija since both measures make their survival impossible,” Vucic told Manchang.

The statement added Vucic said Pristina’s “irresponsible behaviour” could lead to a catastrophe “since Serbia cannot and will not peacefully watch the destruction of the Serb people,” and asked “brotherly” China to use "its influence in the world and help to keep peace and stability."

According to the statement, Li said Beijing understood what was happening and that Serbia’s politics annoyed certain players in the international politics.

“As far as China is concerned, Kosovo and Metohija is a part of Serbia, and we remain loyal in respecting the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Li was quoted as saying.

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