(Skopje, DTT-NET.COM)-The Prime Minister of Macedonia has said that border dispute with Kosovo which originates from the internationaly pushed 2001 deal made between Serbia and former Macedonian president, can be resolved with Kosovan authorities and not Serbian.
Vlado Buckovski told Radio Free Europe ( RFE) that Belgrade can not be partner of Macedonia on demarcation of the northern border and the problem would be resolved when Prishtina ( Kosovo capital) would gain its international subjectivity.
“Everybody respects resolution 1244, but in reality Belgrade can not be our counterpart on border demarcation. At the same time Kosovans, can not do that for the time being as they don’t have international legitimacy…” Buckovski told RFE.
Buckovski is expected to meet with his Kosovo counterpart Agim Ceku in April and discuss the issue, which has sparked anger by Ethnic Albanians of UN administrated province.
The declaration of Macedonian PM is not expected to find sympathy in Serbia.
Two weeks ago, Buckovski declaration in Brussels that Kosovo is most likely to become independent by the end of this year has sparked harsh reactions by Serbian government officials.
Buckovski position on Kosovo border, is in contrast to Macedonian new president Branko Crvenkovski who said today in Belgrade that Kosovo government must obey and respect the five year old agreement.
In 2001 former Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski signed an agreement with Serbia authorities according to which some 2,500 hectares of Kosovo belong to Macedonia.
Since then the deal remained only in the papers and was not implemented, because of the fears of tensions as Kosovo Ethnic Albanian inhabitants of the area and central institutions in Prishtina strongly reject the deal made by Skopje and Belgrade.