Six points of draft resolution on Kosovo and Metohija

The draft resolution on basic principles for the political talks with interim self-government institutions in Kosovo and Metohija, which was backed on Jan. 9 by top officials at a joint session of the government and the Serbian president, comprises six points.

The Serbian government HQ (file)
The Serbian government HQ (file)

The first point reads that the Serbian parliament, based on the political platform for the talks with officials of the interim self-government institutions in Pristina, determines the basic principles for political talks as follows:

a) The Republic of Serbia, in line with the international law, the Constitution and the will of its citizens, does not recognize and will never recognize Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence.

b) The goal of the talks is creation of conditions for the Serbian community and other national communities in entire territory of Kosovo and Metohija to be able to strengthen, grow and live in peace and security.

c) The Serbian government is empowered to continue with the implementation of the agreements that have been reached to date with the interim self-government institutions in Pristina. In the continuation of the dialogue on resolution of the technical and political issues with officials of the interim self-government institutions in Pristina and representatives of the international community, Serbia's officials are due to reach agreements in line with stances and basic goals of this resolution with a view to reaching a general agreement with officials interim self-government institutions in Pristina.

d) The talks with officials of the interim self-government institutions in Pristina and every agreement that is reached should contribute to Serbia's EU integration process.

e) All possible agreements with officials of the interim self-government institutions in Pristina should be reached with constant consultations with Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija being held.

2. The Republic of Serbia will seek an agreeable and comprehensive solution for Kosovo and Metohija through dialogue. That solution has to be a solid foundation for building lasting peace and ensuring full security of all people in the southern Serbian province.

3. The Republic of Serbia stands ready to make additional concessions with the aim of overcoming the current state of relations between the Serb and Albanian peoples. At the same time, the Republic of Serbia is not ready to make further concessions that could jeopardize its state and national interests.

4. The Republic of Serbia engages in the dialogue with the interim self-government institutions in Pristina aware of the importance that would be attached to the mutually acceptable solution for Kosovo and Metohija in the context of further and speedier integration of the entire Western Balkans into the European Union.

5. The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia demands from the Government regular reports on developments, talks process with the interim self-government institutions in Pristina in relation to Kosovo and Metohija, and the implementation of the set goals, activities and measures for the protection of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia.

6. This resolution and the guidelines and goals of the national policy established thereto are obligatory for all state bodies and organizations and could be changed only by a new resolution of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.