of report in English by Macedonian state news agency MIA
Skopje, 26 May: Demarcation of the border between Macedonia and Serbia-Montenegro in Kosovo part will be closed before opening province's final status talks, Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski said answering the question of deputy Ilija Srbinovski regarding border demarcation issue at Thursday's [26 May] parliament's session.
"This issue will be closed before the decision on final Kosovo's status, because it is also of interest of Kosovo's provisional government, having in mind that they will be asked not to cause instabilities or problems in the region in solving of province's status", he said.
Buckovski said that in consultations with experts, he was told that UNMIK [UN Interim Administration in Kosovo] had a mandate to participate in demarcation of border between Macedonia and Serbia-Montenegro in Kosovo part.
Buckovski also added that if Belgrade and Pristina would find mutually acceptable solution on province's status, it could not cause Macedonia's destabilization.
Source: MIA news agency, Skopje, in English 1222 gmt 26 May 05