12 July 2007

Any resolution on Kosovo should be agreed by two sides - Lavrov


MOSCOW, February 21 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said any resolution on Kosovo should be agreed by the two sides.

Commenting on Moscow's position to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution on Kosovo, the Russian minister said on Wednesday any resolution on Kosovo should be "agreed by the two sides. Now there is no subject that may be vetoed. There are no any draft resolutions on Kosovo".

Later in the day, Belgrade and Pristina will conduct a final round of talks on Kosovo's future status in Vienna. They will discuss a comprehensive proposal on the Kosovo status that was worked by U.N. Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari. His proposal is being supported by the United States, the European Union and NATO. It envisages granting Kosovo restricted sovereignty under the EU control with a possible membership in international organisations.

Disregarding the outcome of the talks, Ahtisaari intends to prepare a final variant of his plan by the end of March and submit it to the U.N. Security Council.