Giving Independence to Kosovo is Most Relevant Settlement – Albanian MP
France, Strasburg, 23 January / Тrend corr A. Maharramli, I. Alizade / Kastriot Islami, an Albanian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), considers giving independence to Kosovo to be the most real variant for the settlement of conflict.
On 22 January, during the winter session of PACE, Report 11472 on the determination of Kosovo's status developed by British MP Lord Russell Johnston-the PACE reporter on Kosovo conflict, was discussed and adopted. Islami called Johnston's report quite interesting and important, and stressed that the Albanian delegation had positively respected it.
According to Islami, in spite of the changes suggested by Russian and Serbian MPs, the core of the report and resolution attached to the report remained unchanged.
The UN Security Council suggests making a decision through a competition. Otherwise, Kosovo can declare its independence one-sidedly and will be controlled by the EU mission, Islami said. " Johnston's report said that the peaceful settling opportunities on Kosovo conflict have expired. However, after the suggestion of the Russian and Serbian MPs, this part of the report was cut off," he stated.
"The Kosovo problem is unique and is not connected with the other frozen conflicts. Therefore, Kosovo conflict's settlement cannot be a precedent for the other conflicts," he said.
Islami believes that if the United States and the EU recognize Kosovo's independence, then that will strengthen the stability and peace in the Balkans.
"Serbian nationalist groups believe that this will create a precedent for the other conflicts and the domino effect. They also spoke about its negative influence upon Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia, but those were the decisions recognized by the international community. If most of the European countries recognize Kosovo's independence, the Council of Europe will support the decisionнезависимости Косово, думаю что, международной ктов прецедет сово еще больше услит воны в дисциплинарном порядке оводитель Ис," he said.
" Russia's position on Kosovo's status is a complicated one. The official Moscow would not oppose Kosovo's independence," he said.