Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Dickinson: Britain does not oppose option of independence

Koha Ditore carries a half-page interview with Mark Dickinson, head of the British liaison office in Pristina. In the introduction to the interview, the paper notes that British representatives have recently stated in Belgrade that independence is one of the options for Kosovo’s final status.

‘We think that Kosovo’s independence is an option. At the same time, there are people that say that this option should not be taken into consideration. We have also said that we won’t support a solution that doesn’t have the mutual agreement of Belgrade and Pristina, therefore, all these are left to be discussed,’ Dickinson was quoted as saying.

‘It would be a mistake to predict a process that hasn’t even been designed by the international community. Nonetheless, the British Government believes that Belgrade should have a seat in the future negotiations.’ [more in afternoon Media Report]

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