Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić spoke with newly appointed special representative and head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Karolina Zijadeh about the political situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the resumption of negotiations between Belgrade and Priština.
The Prime Minister pointed out the importance of communication with UNMIK and Belgrade’s readiness to continue the dialogue, but also the necessity for Priština to fulfill the obligations they assumed under the Brussels Agreement.
She expressed the expectation that this will be presented in an objective and transparent way in the report of the UN Secretary General on the work of UNMIK at the UN Security Council session to be held on 20 April.
Brnabić said that Serbia is consistently committed to respecting the principles of international law and the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1244, and that it will continue to make efforts to preserve peace and stability, but at the same time it expects Priština to fulfill its obligations.
The Prime Minister pointed out the continuing instability and ethnically motivated incidents against Serbs and other non-Albanians, and the denial of the right of Serbs to vote in the referendum on constitutional amendments in the field of justice in January or to participate in Serbian elections on 3 April.
The Prime Minister wished Zijadeh success in her new position and expressed her desire to continue constructive cooperation.
Ziyadeh said that UNMIK would continue to work for a more peaceful and prosperous future by promoting respect for human rights and building trust among communities.
She reaffirmed UNMIK’s commitment to supporting the EU-sponsored dialogue to reach a comprehensive agreement and long-term peace and reconciliation.