Pristina drops plans to apply for UNESCO membership
Pristina authorities have announced that they have given up on applying for membership in UNESCO.Source: Tanjug
The Pristina Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the "pragmatic delays" of Kosovo's request for membership in Interpol and now in UNESCO were based on "full and close cooperation with the United States and other countries of the Quint (Britain, Germany, France, Italy)."
"The foreign ministry assesses that these actions contribute to the strengthening of Kosovo's international position, further improving relations with partner and allied countries, ensuring security and promoting peace in the region," said a press release.
On the other hand, it is stated that the process of Kosovo joining regional, continental and global organizations, that is, the UN and the UN agencies, remains a priority goal for Pristina.
"Kosovo has so far joined more than 60 regional, continental and global organizations, and any action to submit requests, procedures or the process of acquiring membership is undertaken in full and close coordination with the strategic and historical allies of Kosovo, i.e., the United States and the European Union," said the statement.
It then pointed out that Kosovo is in alliance with the West and that it this alliance "eternal and irreversible".
The Kosovo Foreign Ministry emphasized that it was acting with the government in "a coordinated and responsible manner," protecting "the national interest" of Kosovo.
"Any other claim in order to create a negative picture in the public is unreasonable and unprofessional," the statement concluded.