Tirana-Albanian lawmakers have drafted on Friday a resolution calling for Kosovo unconditional independence and final split from Serbia and Montenegro union, making Albania the first Balkan country to express formally its position on the future of UN administrated province.
Members of the Committee of Foreign Affaires of Albanian parliament agreed today on the resolution proposal, following a debate between the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and Socialist Party (PS) from the opposition on the type of the independence Kosovo should have.
The move comes following strong critics by PS on latest position of the government led by Sali Berisha which since it came in power some 8 weeks ago, was advocating ‘conditional independence’.
But the socialists which during their 8 years of ruling officially copied the unclear position of the western powers on the future of Kosovo, by supporting ‘ any solution agreed” between Kosovo and Serbia’s authorities, are now openly supporting full independence of neighbouring Kosovo.
The draft-resolution agreed yesterday, which also calls on respect of Kosovo minority rights, is expected to be adopted at Monday’s session of the parliament. RTK