[Presenter] The Serbian government met today to set a platform which the Serbian delegation is to present at the UN Security Council session on Kosovo-Metohija on 27 May. Besides government members, President Boris Tadic, Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic and the Coordination Centre for Kosovo-Metohija chairman, Nebojsa Covic, also attended the meeting.
A conclusion regarding the basis for the participation of the Serbia-Montenegro delegation at the UN Security Council session, which will be headed by Covic, was unanimously reached at the meeting.
It was stated that there was no protection of basic human rights of Serbs and non-Albanians, no freedom of movement, no elementary protection of their property and that Serbs were still subject to violence.
Also, the return of expelled Serb inhabitants has not been realized, which UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] data confirm, according to which some three per cent of Serbs have returned to the province. As was stated, the Serbian president and premier are ready to open dialogue immediately and appeal to representatives of the Kosovo interim institutions to accept their invitation to dialogue without any further conditioning.
The conclusion also said that talks should be held at the place where problems had occurred and where they still existed, i.e. in Kosovo-Metohija.
Source: B92 TV, Belgrade, in Serbian 1715 gmt 24 May 05