Dutch issue travel warning for Kosovo

Other News Materials 23 February 2008 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - The Dutch Foreign Ministry on Saturday issued a travel warning for Kosovo. The ministry said on its website the warning was issued "in connection with the tension between various ethnic groups."

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday to the anger of many Serbs, who consider Kosovo a province of their country.

Various protests against Kosovo's independence have since taken place. Dutch Serbs are to stage a rally in The Hague on Sunday.

"The vast majority of the protesters have peaceful intentions, but we cannot rule out violence may occur. Be alert when in Belgrade and other parts of Serbia, and avoid all protests and public gatherings," the ministry said on its website.