Community of Serb Municipalities "no threat to Albanians"
Marko Djuric says that the future Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) in Kosovo is "no threat of any kind to (ethnic) Albanian population."Source: Beta, RTS
Its goal, the head of the Serbian Office for Kosovo and Metohija told the state broadcaster RTS, is to "protect Serbs in the province."
"First of all I think it's terrible that some politicians in Pristina are scaring the Albanian people with the ZSO. The fact Serbs will have more rights through this community doesn't mean that anyone else will have less rights," said Djuric.
According to the Beta agency, he added that "the 120,000 Serbs in Kosovo, which is a third of the previous number of the Serb population in that province, should have a chance to survive, and the ZSO will give them that chance."
Djuric stressed that Belgrade finds it important that it was recently heard "from top officials tasked with our country" that December 25 was the deadline to adopt ZSO's statute.
"That's a message for those who approach this process with less willingness, not for us. The EU is the guarantor of these agreements and we are completely prepared to work on implementing what has been agreed," he said.