Belgrade reacts to Mogherini's statement

A unilateral redrawing of Belgrade-Pristina agreements is completely unacceptable to Serbia, Serbian Government Office for Kosovo head Marko Djuric has said.

Source: Tanjug
Marko Djuric (Tanjug, file)
Marko Djuric (Tanjug, file)

He was commenting on a statement made by EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini, who was visiting Pristina on Thursday, regarding the future Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo.

"No one is going to redraw what we agreed on August 25 (2015)," Djuric told Pink TV late on Thursday, after Mogherini said in Pristina that the Community of Serb Municipalities "will not be a parallel structure of authority and that it does not put Kosovo's 'territorial integrity' into question."

"We very much respect your role but we will not accept you or anyone else redrawing what has been agreed unambiguously in Brussels," Djuric said, adding that his statement was "a message to the international community and Mogherini, who acts as a facilitator in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue."

That particularly applies to the agreements from August 25, 2015 under which the Statute of the Community (ZSO) was to be formulated in four months' time, he said.

"Serbia is not giving up on the Community of Serb Municipalities being formed in the manner agreed. We will not allow a redrawing of what has been achieved in painstaking dialogue," Djuric said.

The Serbian official also added that "Belgrade does not care what decision the constitutional court in Pristina made when it assessed the decision to establish the ZSO on the initiative of the (Kosovo Assembly) opposition."

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