Serbia abandons the “Adriatic Charter” proceedings, Bosnia against Kosovo’s accession

Serbia abandons the “Adriatic Charter” proceedings, Bosnia against Kosovo’s accession

Tirana, December 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

During the proceedings of the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, the Serb ambassador left during the moment when Kosovo was being discussed, while Bosnia and Herzegovina has objected its accession.

Foreign Minister of Albania Ditmir Bushati, declared that the departure of the Serb ambassador from the meeting is the stance of the Serb side, while adding that each state has its own way of viewing its relations with NATO.

“This is the stance of the Serb side. I represent Albania’s interests and not Serbia’s interest. Each state has its own way of viewing its relations with NATO. The sooner the countries of the region decide that this is the only and sustainable path for accession, the better it is, in order not to cause gaps in terms of security. Kosovo had submitted a formal demand for its accession in this incentive, a demand which was approved by every state, but Bosnia. We wanted Kosovo to be a member country, but this doesn’t prevent Kosovo and Serbia to be mere observers. I hope and believe that they’re in favor of overcoming this situation”, Bushati added.

After the meeting, Bushati declared for the media that Bosnia takes over the chair of the A5 incentive next year. Present in today’s meeting taken place in the Albanian capital were representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, FYROM and the two countries that act as observers, Kosovo and Serbia. /ibna/