The Council of Europe will support any decision made by the UN Security Council on the status of Kosovo, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Terry Davis stated, RIA "Novosti" reports.
"The Kosovo problem is being settled in New York and we respect it and support the UN Security Council's decisions," he stated at a press conference in Strasbourg.
Since 1999 Kosovo has been under UN governance, formally part of Serbia. The final decision on the fate of Kosovo should be taken by the UN Security, where Russia holds the right to veto.
Davis reminded in January the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was going to discuss a report on the current situation around the region's status. During preliminary discussions a decision was made to postpone debates, since the UN Security Council has not started work over that issue yet. "Whatever the decision on the status of Kosovo is, this region remains a part of Europe," Terry Davis underlined. Last Friday the UN Security Council launched closed consultations on the draft resolution, which automatically grants Kosovo independence after 120 days assigned for talks between Belgrade and Pristina. During the current summer session PACE will discuss a report on investigating crimes, which falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Prosecutor Karla Del Ponte who will make a speech during discussions.