UNSC to hold session on situation in Kosovo

BELGRADE -- The UN Security Council will hold a session on Tuesday and discuss the regular quarterly report of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on the situation in Kosovo.

Tanjug is reporting that it learned from the Serbian Foreign Ministry that Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić would address the session.

In the report presented to UNSC member countries and Serbian mission to the UN several days ago, Ban commended "constructive steps" in the continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, and expressed the hope that it would gradually lead to a normalization in relations and setting up lasting peace in the region.

In the report encompassing the period between July 16 and October 15, Ban noted that constructive steps implemented in terms of joint border management at administrative crossings and regional cooperation give ground for optimism, and added that these steps, these and other agreements reached during the previous meetings in the dialogue should be fully implemented.

The UN secretary general invited Belgrade and Priština leaders and local governments to show restraint, patience and good will necessary for achieving a sustainable solution.