Serbian president meets with UN secretary general
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who thanked him for his participation in a public debate on the Hague Tribunal.Source: B92, Tanjug
Tanjug has learned that Nikolić had told Ban that justice had not been served with the Hague Tribunal’s verdicts and that the Serbian people therefore felt resignation and distrust for the Tribunal.
“A true goal – trust and establishment of a permanent and sustainable peace, therefore has not been achieved,” the Serbian president said at the meeting.
The public debate on the work of international criminal courts was held in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Representatives of 82 countries took part in the debate.
Nikolić sharply criticized the Hague Trbiunal, noting that the court had not helped but even made reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia harder.
The debate was opened by UNGA President Vuk Jeremić and the highest number of member states in the history of UN public debates participated in it.
The U.S., Canada and Jordan boycotted the debate.
Journalist Ljiljana Smajlović told B92 that a rather small number of countries had boycotted the event despite the U.S. that was against the debate.