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Serbian president speaks on Kosovo independence

09-26-2010 08:19 BJT

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Serbia's president has called on states who have not recognized Kosovo as an independent state "to stay the course on non-recognition throughout the dialogue process."

Boris Tadic made the call as he addressed the UN General Assembly in New York. Serbia agreed to replace a hardline resolution prepared for the September 9th meeting in New York, with a watered-down text.

That version calls for dialogue with Kosovo, rather than challenging its former province's 2008 declaration of independence. This was considered a major conciliatory move by Belgrade, which has vowed never to recognize the independence of Kosovo.

Boris Tadic, Serbia's president, said, "This will be a significant contribution to ensuring that unilateral attempts to impose outcomes to ethnic and territorial disputes are not legitimized, thereby preventing Kosovo's UDI from becoming a dangerous and destabilizing precedent."

EU officials have urged Serbia to abandon its bid to reclaim Kosovo, and focus instead on possible EU membership.

Belgrade applied for EU membership last December, but the candidacy has not yet been approved. Belgrade is also under pressure to arrest war crimes fugitives from the Balkan wars: Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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