UN Security Council in session on Kosovo

A regular UN Security Council session on Kosovo started on Monday in New York. Serbia is represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic.

The session will discuss the UN Secretary General’s report on the work of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, covering the period from 17th January to 15th April.

In his presentation, Dacic will give a review of the report, i.e., he will outline our assessment of the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the functioning of UNMIK, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his quarterly report on Kosovo that he was worried about signs of deteriorating relations between Belgrade and Pristina, especially after the arrest of the director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric. Guterres urged the parties to avoid provocative actions and inflammatory statements. 

“The dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, with the mediation of the EU, has, as it seems, fallen into a new deadlock… I appeal on both sides to give a new impetus to the dialogue in order to implement all the agreements reached so far,” Guterres said. 

The UN chief expressed concern over the slowness of the investigation into the murder of one of the leaders of Serbs from north of Kosovo, Oliver Ivanovic, stating that “mutual suspicions and feeling of lack of security are an obstacle in building trust among communities in Kosovo.” 

The previous UN Security Council on Kosovo were marked by harsh debates about the future format of these meetings, with Great Britain, the United States and France arguing that the four sessions held each year should be reduced to two.

(B92, 14.05.2018)

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