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"Kosovo independence" bears "big stamp of London" - Thaci
“Kosovo’s independence also bears the big stamp of London," Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has said, the daily Koha Ditore is reporting.
The Pristina-based Albanian language newspaper said Thaci on Wednesday met with British Minister for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan.
Duncan said that Britain "remains committed to the region, despite London’s relationship with Brussels," Tanjug reported, citing the article, carried by UNMIK's press review.
“We want a region that lives in peace and stability," stressed Duncan.
Thaci "emphasized that Kosovo is a promoter of peace and dialogue in the region and works to build good neighborly relations with all, including Serbia."
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
Serbia is too important a factor in the Balkans to be conducting a neutral foreign policy, says President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera.
Ivica Dacic said on Friday that the issue of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center (RSHC) in Nis comes down to a clash between big powers.
Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who is visiting Belgrade, said on Friday that his country never recognized Kosovo as independent.
A legally binding agreement on normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia was first publicly mentioned in Serbia more than five years ago.
Minister of EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says Serbia "will not be conditioned by recognizing Kosovo in order to become a member of the EU."
The US State Department said it was disappointed with the ruling in the trial for the burning of the US embassy in Belgrade in 2008.
PM Ana Brnabic said in Brussels that EU membership is the most important foreign policy goal and that Serbia remains focused on cooperation with the Union.