06 February 2007

Compromise for Kosovo must be found


Source: Government of Serbia
Date: 06 Dec 2006

Belgrade, Dec 6, 2006 - Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica stressed today in a meeting with a delegation of the French parliament at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly led by Michel Voisin that a compromise must be found for the future status of Kosovo-Metohija.

Kostunica stated that the solution must be reached by respecting international law, the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act from 1975 on inviolability of borders.

The Serbian Prime Minister also pointed out that Kosovo-Metohija should have the highest degree of autonomy within Serbia.

The French delegation supported the stand that a consensus must be reached on Kosovo and empahsised the importance of respect of human rights and rights of national communities in the province and protection of human dignity.

The international community should take part of responsibility for the future status of the province, they said.

Serbia and France have traditionally good historic and friendly ties, Voisin also noted and pledged for further development of these relations.