Petkovic: It is not up to Kurti to allow something or not when it comes to the CSM

Petar Petković
Source: Kosovo Online

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia, Petar Petkovic, said that Albin Kurti did not have the right to allow or not allow something when it came to the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities, pointing out that its competencies and the manner in which it should be formed were defined through the four Brussels agreements from in 2013 and 2015.

"There is no room for arbitrariness," Petkovic pointed out, reacting to Kurti's latest statements regarding the CSM in an interview with the Croatian News Agency, Hina, in which he stated that, given Brussels' insistence, he would be glad to see what kind of draft they had prepared, but that they would not allow the right to territorialization and the creation of anything resembling the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Petkovic stated that Kurti "either did not read the documents signed in Brussels or pretends not to understand what is written in them".

He reminds that the First Brussels Agreement, the Implementation Plan of the Agreement on the Normalization of Relations, the Scope of Work and the Mandate of the Management Team, and the General Principles for the Formation of the CSM are very clear agreements which, he adds, specify all the obligations facing Pristina.

"Therefore, Kurti has no basis to come forward with his arbitrary wishes and views on the matter - his job is to implement what was signed, on the condition that he first learns what the agreements are called when they were signed, and what they say," Petkovic pointed out.

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija adds that everything else is just an attempt to obstruct the process of normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, and from everything Kurti says and does, it follows that he is not interested in that process at all.

"His obvious intention is to use violence and unilateral action to fundamentally change the situation on the ground and thus render the current course of dialogue on normalization irrelevant. But let Kurti remember well that we will never allow him to do that! That is why, on this occasion, we once again call on the international community to curb the occupational Gauleiter, Kurti, so that the stability of the region would not be irreparably damaged," Petkovic said.