Kosovo opposition leader Veton Surroi has asked the ambassadors of OSCE countries to tell Kosovo Serb representatives that they belong in the Kosovo delegation. He says it is unacceptable and illusory for them to be part of the Belgrade delegation discussing the province’s future.
After meeting the OSCE ambassadors, Surroi said that he had explained to them the three principles he believes are important to the negotiations.
The first is the position of the Albanian side that the issue of independence is not subject to negotiation.
“Second, independence is not an isolated process, with independence the possibility and ability for Kosovo to negotiate with the EU is raised.
“And third, the issue of independence emerges also for the sake of the development of another context of relations with other nations, that means with the Serbian nation and the Serbian state,” says Surroi.
As for the participation of Kosovo Serbs in negotiations on Kosovo’s status, Surroi says that they must consult with the Kosovo delegation and have their needs included in that delegations general position.