05 May 2007

Bosnian speaker says Kosovo independence to set international precedent - daily

BBC Monitoring International Reports - January 27, 2007, Saturday

Text of report by Serbian TV satellite service on 27 January

[Presenter] [Bosnian] Serb Republic parliamentary Speaker Igor Radojicic has pointed out that Kosmet [Kosovo-Metohija] was not just an internal issue for Serbia, even though it directly involves Belgrade.

This issue could set a precedence in international relations and have an effect on regional stability and internal relations in a number of countries, Radojicic said in an interview for [Banja Luka-based daily] Glas Srpske.

He said that any unilateral recognition of Kosovo's independence or the attempt to impose independence on a territory which has never been a state would certainly open up similar issues throughout Europe.

Reaching or imposing a solution which would be in the interest of Kosmet and [ethnic] Albanians would in fact be a reward for the non-implementation of the peace plan, Radojicic said.

Source: RTS SAT TV, Belgrade, in Serbian 1400 gmt 27 Jan 07