Serbian Parliament adopts government’s Kosovo policy

The Serbian Parliament adopted a resolution on calling on the government to continue its activities defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

After a 12-hour debate, 26 members of parliament present voted against the decision, while two members abstained. 192 voted in favor.

“The National Assembly finds it necessary to come through peaceful negotiations to a permanent, sustainable and mutually acceptable solution for Kosovo and Metohija, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, which would enable an historic reconciliation of the Serbian and Albanian people, as well as peace and stability in the region,” the text of the adopted document says.

It calls for national unity and announces the use of all available diplomatic and political means to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“The National Assembly expresses its full commitment to achieving the national and political unity on the issue of preservation of Kosovo and Metohija, and confirms that Serbia will never, neither explicitly nor implicitly, recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija,” it is underscored.

MPs supported the government in the process of submitting a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly, whose approval would open the way to reaching a compromise solution for Kosovo and Metohija through negotiations.

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