FM: At least 10 countries reexamining their recognition
Ivica Dacic says Liberia's withdrawal of the recognition of Kosovo is only one in a series, while about ten more countries are reviewing their decisions.Source: Tanjug
"At least about ten countries are currently weighing their position. Many countries recognized Kosovo without having the right information at their disposal, and now, when they see how things really are, they are reexamining their decisions," the foreign minister told Vecernje Novosti, adding:
"So we have reason to believe that the number of recognitions will fall below 100, and then Kosovo can only dream about becoming a part of international organizations."
In order for a new member to be admitted to Interpol - the organization whose threshold Pristina will be again trying to cross this fall - they must secure a two-thirds majority. Since last year, when Palestine and Solomon Islands joined, Interpol has had 192 members, the newspaper said.
For this reason, it is a priority for Belgrade to reduce the number of secure votes in favor of so-called Kosovo in the next four months, before Interpol's General Assembly.
At the beginning of this year, the possibility was mentioned that Egypt would also change its decision regarding Kosovo, which would be very important due to the impact this Arab state has, the daily said.
Before Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Guinea-Bissau, and Burundi revoked their recognition of Kosovo.