Assurance on Kosovo from African states
Jeremic said that large number of African countries are under pressure to recognize Kosovo separatists.
Speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jeremic said that Ethiopian government has been introduced to the Council of Europe’s report on the Albanian organ trade in Kosovo. Jeremic also remarked that few African diplomats knew of that report.
In his visit to Africa, Jeremic also appealed to the African Union to help investigate the Albanian separatist perpetrators of the organ trade.
“In the interest of sustainable peace and reconciliation in the Balkans, on behalf of the Republic of Serbia, I ask the member states of the African Union to support the prompt carrying out of a full and independent criminal investigation of these charges one that is both internationally mandated and internationally accountable, with ultimate reporting obligations to a single authority,” Jeremic said.
Jeremic said that Kosovo can be removed from the list of the world’s problems by working together, demonstrating continued solidarity and rejecting unilateralism.
The Minister also confirmed Serbia’s commitment to the Non-Aligned Movement and noted the anticipation of the Non-Aligned Movement’s special meeting to be held in Belgrade to mark the 50th anniversary.
The Minister also opened doors to business between African states and Serbia.
Jeremic also held individual talks with heads of delegations which participate in the session of the African Union Executive Council.
January 29, 2011