Kosovo Parliament adopts a resolution on dialogue, forms team for negotiations

Kosovo Parliament adopts a resolution on dialogue, forms team for negotiations

Kosovo Parliament adopts a resolution on dialogue, forms team for negotiations Izvor: N1

Kosovo Parliament adopted a resolution on normalisation of the relations with Serbia, stipulating that “the Constitution, state sovereignty, territorial integrity and unitary character of Kosovo” are unchangeable.

The document was passed in a session that started with more than four hours delay and was backed by 59 MPs, while two abstained from the vote.

The resolution adoption comes two days after Pristina authorities endorsed three laws on transforming the Kosovo Security Forces into an army, which raised the concern of NATO and UN officials and sparked strong reactions among Serbia’s officials.

At Serbia’s request, the UN Security Council held an informal meeting to discuss the matter and scheduled a session for the next week, which will be attended by the President of Serbia.

Social-democrat MP Visar Imeri said on behalf of the proponent of the resolution that Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is acceptable but only if it means mutual recognition of Kosovo and Serbia as well as Kosovo’s accession to the United Nations and accelerated path to the European Union and NATO.

“The document ensures that the Constitution, state sovereignty, territorial integrity and unitary character of Kosovo cannot be questioned and are unchangeable,” said Imeri.

He also proposed a team for negotiations with Shpend Ahmeti, leader of SDPK party, at the helm and Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj as a deputy chairman.

The team would consist of Deputy Prime Minister and DPK party representative Enver Hoxhaj, Kosovo Government representative Avni Arifi, representative of New Kosovo Alliance Behgjet Pacolli, as well as representative of Turkish minority.

Representatives of civil society, Bosniak minority and Democratic Alliance of Kosovo would also take part in the negotiations.

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