Minister Dacic and Head of UNMIK on the current security and political situation in Kosovo and Metohija

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received today Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK Zahir Tanin, within the framework of the latter’s regular visit to Belgrade, ahead of the UN Security Council meeting devoted to the work of UNMIK.

The interlocutors discussed the current, sensitive security and political situation in Kosovo and Metohija, particularly following the tragic killing of Oliver Ivanovic, and concerning the ongoing developments with respect to the attempts to abrogate the law on the Specialist Chambers also known as the Special Court for KLA Crimes.

The agenda of the talks also included the prospects of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and UNMIK engagement.

Attention was drawn to the importance of the Mission’s further unabated presence and involvement aimed at creating conditions for a normal and dignified life of Serbs and other non-Albanian communities in Kosovo and Metohija.

Minister Dacic underlined in this context that the preservation of the existing dynamic and format of UN Security Council sessions was particularly important to the Republic of Serbia, especially in the light of efforts towards building trust and stability.

The Serbian Foreign Minister particularly thankful for the efforts made in the performance of the UNMIK mandate, expressing the expectation that the Mission would continue to implement its mandate in accordance with UNSC resolution 1244 (1999).