Serbia appeals to Zambia

Published on February 28, 2008, Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation

Category: Growing International Opposition to Imposed Solution

Serbia has appealed to Zambia not to recognise the territorial independence of Kosovo.

Charged Affairs to Zambia, Mirko Manolojivic said the appeal is contained in a letter written to President, Mwanawasa last week by Serbian President, Boris Tadic.

Mr. Manolojivic told ZNBC news in Lusaka that his country now awaits the response from the Zambian government.

He said Serbia expects that the government will reject the independence of Kosovo.

Last week, Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly endorsed a declaration of independence from Serbia in an historic session.

The declaration, read by Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, said Kosovo would be a democratic country that respected the rights of all ethnic communities.

The US and a number of EU countries have recognised Kosovo's independence, while Russia is opposed to the development.

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