PM reiterates: Kosovo partition is only solution

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has once again repeated that the partition of Kosovo is the only true solution.

(KosovoCompromiseStuff) Sunday, October 07, 2012

He told daily News that this was his personal position and that he could not insist on it.

"I cannot impose my positions as those that would be accepted by the whole of Serbia or the international community," he was quoted as saying.

"I still think it would be the fastest, best and most just solution, acceptable both to Albanians and Serbs because it respects their legitimate interests," the prime minister explained.

"The government of course advocates a peaceful solution and the continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue," Dacic added.

"The dialogue would in our opinion have to include political and not only technical issues," he told the daily.

He said that Kosovo's independence "cannot be full unless there is consent and agreement with Serbia".

The PM stated that Belgrade wanted to continue the dialogue with Priština on the highest political level, that the government and the president would form a national policy for Kosovo and that the EU needed to define the topics of the talks.

He pointed out that the EU did not expect Serbia to recognize Kosovo.

"Nobody has spoken to me in Brussels about such a request," he said and added that it was "necessary to find a solution that would protect Serbian national and state interests and EU perspective".

According to him, it is harmful to ask Serbia to recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo if it wants to joint the EU because of the "growing anti-EU sentiment among the Serbian citizens".