There are two key conditions which Serbia-Montenegro has to meet in order to join EuroAtlantic integration processes - cooperation with the Hague-based UN war crimes tribunal and participation of local Serbs in political processes in Kosovo, five US Republican senators said in Belgrade where they held talks with local top officials on Wednesday.#L# The US delegation, consisting of Gordon Smith from Oregon, George Voinovich from Ohio, Charles Grassley from Iowa, Michael De Wine from Ohio and Michael Enzi from Wyoming, was received by Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic and Serbia's President and Prime Minister, Boris Tadic and Vojislav Kostinica, respectively. We have clearly presented what we see as the main obstacles to the progress of the people of Serbia-Montenegro.
There are four accused generals (who have still not surrendered to the tribunal) and there is a real need for Kosovo Serbs to participate in the processes in Pristina, Senator Smith said in Belgrade. Senator Voinovic added that the people of Serbia-Montenegro had to decide what they considered more important: economic prosperity or the issue of runaway General Ratko Mladic and the other three generals. The US delegation will also visit Podgorica, Montenegro on Thursday.