Opposition demands dialogue with Serbia to be suspended

Opposition demands dialogue with Serbia to be suspended

Pristina, 10 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Unwilling to talk about the progress report, with the argument that they are yet to read it, the three opposition parties delivered a news conference today to talk about the issue of Kosovo’s accession in the UNESCO.

The leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj demanded measures to be taken in the talks with Serbia, as a result of yesterday’s failure by Kosovo to secure the necessary votes in the UNESCO Assembly.

“Kosovo must stop these talks with Serbia. Serbia is not respecting its obligation not to block Pristina in the process of accession in international organizations”, Haradinaj said.

Visar Ymeri from Self Determination criticized the way how the government is engaging in dialogue with Serbia.

“We are talking to a state which is hostile with Kosovo. Serbia’s racist campaign in the UNESCO is unacceptable and must be unacceptable for the institutions of Kosovo”, Ymeri said.

Meanwhile, Fatmir Limaj from the Incentive for Kosovo, considered yesterday’s result in Paris as a failire for the diplomacy of Kosovo.

“It’s been an aggressive campaign by Serbia and a failure of our diplomacy, which not only couldn’t secure the necessary votes for accession, but couldn’t even secure the votes of the ally countries. This is the biggest failure of diplomacy”, Limaj said.

United opposition also warned massive protests. The head of Self Determination, Visar Ymeri said that their protests will expand and will continue until there’s withdrawal from the agreements on the Association of Serb Communes and Demarcation with Montenegro. /ibna/