Vucic: We will never recognize the independence of Kosovo

Vucic: We will never recognize the independence of Kosovo

Pristina, April 28, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The newly elected Serb prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic has presented his governing platform in front of the Serb parliament, where he said that Serbia will never recognize the independence of Kosovo.

Vucic said that he will take “full responsibility for the political reforms in the new government” and then talked about Kosovo.

Vucic said that politics toward Kosovo must change and declared that Brussels will continue to be a negotiator.

“There will not be recognition of the independence of Kosovo. The solutions to any problem that exists between Pristina and Belgrade will be made in Brussels”.

Vucic also issued a message for the Serbs of Kosovo. “Serbs in Kosovo know that this is their government and every move that I’ll make, will be in the best interest of Serbs”, said Vucic in the Serb parliament.

The new prime minister said that the continuation of the talks in Brussels and the process of the normalization of life in Kosovo will be a priority of his government.  He said that this priority will be based on the interests of the Serbs in Kosovo.

Vucic has also thanked the Serbs in Kosovo for “accepting his policy” and has thanked them for the “trust that they’ve given”.

A few days ago, parliament of Serbia elected the new government which will be led by Vucic. 198 MPs have voted in favor of this majority.

The new government will have 16 ministers and two ministers without portfolio. Former prime minister Ivica Dacic will be deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs.

Progressive Party of Aleksandar Vucic has won a majority by securing 158 seats in a 250 seat parliament in the general elections held on March 16. /ibna/