UN and OSCE accession, a difficult mission for Kosovo

UN and OSCE accession, a difficult mission for Kosovo

Pristina, 23 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo has continued its efforts to become a member of UNO and other international organizations, but in this aspect, it has been mainly prevented by Russia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxha says that it is not Serbia Kosovo’s obstacle for UN accession.

“In the international point of view, without a peace treaty or an agreement, it is impossible for us to become a UN member, not because of Serbia, but because of the Russian veto”, Hoxhaj said.

According to him, Russia’s obstacles to Kosovo relate to the strong support from the west.

Meanwhile, professor of international law, Vilhard Shala told IBNA that Kosovo’s accession in international organizations such as the UN and OSCE will be difficult.

“Accession in these two organizations demands political consensus, which cannot be reached without the consensus of Russia and Serbia. Kosovo must apply for accession in these two organizations without a suitable political climate”, he says.

Shala says that Kosovo must make more efforts for international recognition. He hopes that this would facilitate Kosovo’s path in large international organizations. /balkaneu.com/