US envoy: Everyone should take part in Serbia's June elections

US envoy: Everyone should take part in Serbia's June elections

US envoy: Everyone should take part  in Serbia's June elections Izvor: N1

The US ambassador to Serbia Antony Godfrey urged on Tuesday all parties to run in the June 21 general vote because "different views and stands should be presented in a new parliament," the Beta news agency reported.

Speaking to the Belgrade Prva TV, Godfrey said the US "supports Serbia's goal to join the European Union, and to develop and become a prosperous country with matured democratic institutions; that there is a peace and that the trade with neighbours raises."

He did not want to comment Bosko Obradovic, an opposition leader's hunger strike, adding he did not receive his letter which Obradovic said had sent to 300 addresses in Europe, US and Russia.

Asked about the situation with media in Serbia, Godfrey said "there are things which Serbia should work on," and that both Serbia's President and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Ana Brnabic respectively agreed with."I think there is still a lot to be done regarding the media scene in Serbia to secure better access and equal coverage," the ambassador said.

Godfrey added he expected the elections in Serbia to be fair and democratic. Asked how that would be possible with such media situation, he said he hoped that "media freedom will be at the highest level during the campaign."

"That's important not only because of the OSCE evaluation of the atmosphere but more than that because the people who want to cast a ballot, wish that a new parliament to have a full legitimacy, i.e., that all views are represented," Godfrey said.

Speaking about a solution to Kosovo issue, he reiterated that the US supported the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue as a safe way to find a solution, "but only if both sides want it."

"Serbia should rely on itself and the dialogue, while the US and EU are here to help," Godfrey said.  

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