Serbian PM calls Kosovo Serbs to take part in elections

Serbian Prime Minister said that Kosovo Serbs should participate in elections that are scheduled for November

Serbian PM calls Kosovo Serbs to take part in elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told newsmen in Belgrade that Serbs living in Kosovo should participate in local elections scheduled for November 3.

"I find it Serbs' interest to participate in elections. If not, that community will be represented by somebody else, somebody who is already maybe part of the government headed by Hashim Thaci, and they could be even Albanians," Dacic said.

Kosovo is a former Serbian province that gained independence in 2008. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as a sovereign state, yet, but some improvements in relationship between two countries are noticeable since this spring after two prime ministers met under the auspice of the EU. Small percentage of Serbs are living in Kosovo, most of them in northern part of the country.

Recently, Serbian politicians from the north of Kosovo announced they are not willing to participate in next elections.

President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic will meet with Serbs from the central part of Kosovo today to discuss their attitude toward the next elections.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 18:07