According to a press release from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić met with Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Caroline Ziadeh. The meeting took place in the context of the upcoming session of the UN Security Council about the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija amid heightened tensions in the region.
According to the statement from the Serbian Foreign Ministry, “Dačić expressed his concern regarding the recent tragic events and the very sensitive security and political situation in the province, where he reiterated that, as before, Serbia stands for de-escalation, preservation of peace and respect for previously reached agreements.”
“The First Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that there is still no progress in the implementation of the obligations assumed by the other side, which leads to the strengthening of tensions on the ground.”
“He emphasized that the upcoming session of the UN Security Council is of great importance for Serbia, bearing in mind the continuous unilateral moves of Priština, which have the effect of increasing instability in the province and further endangering the basic human rights of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija.”
“Ziadeh pointed out the importance of holding consultations before the UN Security Council session, adding that the United Nations fully supports the dialogue conducted under the auspices of the European Union.”