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31. July 2018

London doesn't want UN Security Council to discuss Kosovo

The UK does not want to include a debate on Kosovo in the agenda of the upcoming presidency of that country over the UN Security Council in August. According to the daily Vecernje Novosti, London has made such a decision "because it believes that the situation in Kosovo is good and there is no need for it." Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says this turn of events was expected, and that the UK is "obviously not interested in the Serbian position." "To us, this is a clear message," Dacic told the Belgrade newspaper. The article added that a discussion about the UNSC agenda for the next three months is currently taking place, and that London has not nominated the Kosovo issue, but that Russia and China are against this - and that the outcome should be known by the end of the week. The last session dedicated to Kosovo at the UN Security Council was held on May 15. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he was "certainly preparing his regular quarterly report on the situation in Kosovo." According to Vecernje Novosti, if there is no debate about Kosovo in August (during UK's one-month presidency), it might easily happen that there will be none in September either, when the US takes over the role. "Insincerity" Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Tuesday commented on the news that London doesn't want the situation in Kosovo and Metohija discussed in the UN Security Council. "I consider that to be frivolous... especially coming from a country that is leaving the EU," Brnabic said. She recalled that a summit of Western Balkans prime ministers was held in June in London, within the Berlin Process. "I can't understand how on one hand somebody wants to host such a meeting, and on the other doesn't want to include the topic of Kosovo in the agenda. It can't be both, that's politically frivolous and insincere," Brnabic said. At: https://www.b92.net

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