Pantić expects ZSO formation in February

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Krstimir Pantić says the statute of the community of Serb municipalities (ZSO) will have to be harmonized with representatives of the international community.

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The deputy director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohijas spoke on Thursday, adding that he expects the ZSO to be formed next month.

Pantić told Tanjug that he expects the ZSO to be set up early in February, adding that the drafting of the ZSO statute was close to being finished.

“The statute will have to be approved and dovetailed with officials of the international community, we expect this to be done in the shortest time possible and to have the ZSO formed as early as beginning of February after all municipalities individually make a decision on accession to the ZSO,” he said.

Pantić, who is soon to assume the office of the Kosovska Mitrovica mayor, stated that it is certain that nine municipalities in Kosovo and Metohija will be members of the ZSO, adding that the decision of the Štrpce municipality is still unknown.

“We would, of course, want all ten municipalities, where Serb parties are in power, to join the ZSO, since in the way we would be able to protect the interest of our citizens in the best possible way, but this is the decision of each municipality individually,” Pantić said.