UNMIK will continue in Kosovo, say UN officials

Ivica Dacic met on Monday in Belgrade with UN Secretary-General's Assistant for Peace Operations Bintou Keita and Kosovo UN Mission UNMIK chief Zahir Tanin.

Source: srbija.gov.rs

Representatives of the United Nations highlighted the importance of the contributions that Serbia, through participation in five United Nations peacekeeping operations with more than 300 members, provides for the preservation of peace and security in the world, the Serbian government announced.

They also "expressed determination to continue the presence and operation of the UN Mission in Kosovo and Metohija, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244, as well as its commitment to preserving stability and building confidence among communities."

Dacic "stressed the importance of the United Nations for the Republic of Serbia when it comes to the protection of territorial integrity and sovereignty, emphasizing the necessity of preserving UNMIK as a guarantor of status neutrality, in the unlimited scope and mandate, as well as Serbia's determination to find a compromise and sustainable solution for the issue of Kosovo and Metohija."

The Serbian foreign minister and fist deputy PM also "expressed readiness to continue the participation of the Republic of Serbia in peacekeeping operations in the framework of further contribution to collective security, as well as the determination to further enhance the cooperation of Serbia and the United Nations in the most important areas of the organization's operations."


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