onsdag 26 januari 2011

President: Serbia ready for dialogue

President: Serbia ready for dialogue

26 January 2011 | 14:41 -> 15:55 | Source: FoNet, Beta, Tanjug
STRASBOURG -- Serbian President Boris Tadić has stated that Serbia is prepared for the dialogue with Priština.
Boris Tadić addresses the PACE (Beta/AP)
Boris Tadić addresses the PACE (Beta/AP)
He also pointed out that EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton had already been informed about it.

“We have been waiting for months for the dialogue to begin,” he told MEPs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

“We are armed with patience because we are determined to approach the dialogue and solving of Serbian and Albanian relations in the region. The Serbian delegation is waiting for Priština’s delegation to be formed and the dialogue will begin then,“ the Serbian president pointed out.

Tadić has welcomed adoption of the resolution on human organ trade in Kosovo in the PACE and called for an urgent, complete and independent investigation.

He said that reconciliation was a strategic and moral imperative for Serbia and called upon the countries of the region to combat organized crime together.

Addressing the PACE MEPs, the Serbian president pointed out that organized crime was threatening politics, economy and society and advocated “creation of a strategic alliance against organized crime”.

“If all of us do not cooperate in combat against this horrible threat our region and my country will be prevented from achieving the most important goals,” he stressed.

Tadić also had a meeting with PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu. After the meeting he underscored that the country would do everything to investigate all war crimes and arrest the two remaining Hague fugitives, Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić.

The Serbian president also expressed hope that, in the light of solving war crimes, other regional countries will do the same, and pointed out the significance of resolutions adopted at the PACE session.

Cavusoglu underscored Tadić's significant role in the regional reconciliation process and expressed his satisfaction with the Serbian president's participation in PACE's work.

Resolution on human organ trade in Kosovo, based on Council of Europe (CoE) Rapporteur Dick Marty’s report, was adopted on Tuesday. The PACE discusses three resolutions on former Yugoslavia today.

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