BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro, Sept. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic left on Sunday for the United States on a three-day visit to lobby on Kosovo as the Serbian province anxiously waits for talks on its final status.
President Tadic will visit Boston on Sept. 19, where he is planned to deliver a speech at Harvard University, Tadic's press service said in a statement, adding that this would be the first time that a Serbian president is addressing the American university elite.
On Sept. 20-21, Tadic will visit New York, where he is scheduled to meet with US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and head of Contact Group head German diplomat Michael Scheffer.
The Contact Group, whose task is to resolve the Kosovo issue, consists of Britain, French, Germany, Italy, Russia and the UnitedStates.
Tadic will also hold several meetings with representatives of the Contact Group member states before their meeting on Kosovo.
Kosovo has been run by the United Nations since June 1999, whenNATO bombing expelled Serbian forces engaged in a war against ethnic Albanian guerillas.
The United Nations is due to decide later this year whether thede facto protectorate can begin final status talks. Enditem