Russia, Saint-Petersburg / Тrend corr R. Aghayev / Speaking on the behalf of the respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of any country we mean all countries including Azerbaijan, Serbian Prime Minister, Voislav Koshtunitsa , said at a press conference within the framework of an international economic forum held in Saint-Petersburg. He commented on the position of Serbia regarding the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
"I often compare the situation with the fact that the constitution of every country guarantees and provides integrity for every citizen residing in that country. In this case, the UN Charter is a world constitution intended to protect territorial integrity and Inviolability of Borders of any state. One of the most senseless positions is the one urging that the matter regarding Kosovo can be resolved in such a way which is not threatening to other parts of the globe. If the integrity of Serbia is to be respected, then the integrity of all countries is to be respected in the same way," the Prime Minister stated.
Koshtunitsa voiced his confidence that if the integrity of Serbia is not respected, a series of conflict issues will arise in different parts of the world. Hence, the map of the world can profoundly change. "If international law and internationally accepted norms are violated, then there are no civilized ways for settling the Kosovo conflict. The only way is to provide autonomy of a high level, which will prevent Belgrade from being condemned of interfering into internal affairs of Kosovo. Belgrade is interested in the protection of rights of the Serbians residing in Kosovo and Metohia , returning of refugees to their lands, preservation of historical, cultural, and religious monuments. But that absolutely does not mean that Belgrade will interfere into the internal structure of Kosovo. At the same time the territorial integrity of Serbia should be respected," the Prime Minister said.