J. Joksimović: Pristina undermines dialogue on multiple bases

19. November 2018. | Belgrade

J. Joksimović: Pristina undermines dialogue on multiple bases

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has assessed today that Pristina is undermining the dialogue not only by not showing any intention to respect the agreements made under the Brussels Agreement even after five years, but also by aggravating the already poor atmosphere and trust with unilateral moves.

Serbia is indisputably resolved to find sustainable solutions through dialogue, said Joksimović, adding that the dialogue will continue when normal circumstances and a normal atmosphere are established.

Joksimović has stated the above during a visit to the Memorial Room Kosmet Victims, where the photos of 2,501 murdered Serbs, non-Albanians and Albanians are displayed. “The process of European integration is deeply linked to the process of reconciliation, and that is something that Serbia has clearly demonstrated,” she said, recalling that Serbia always regarded all victims equally.
“Serbia has respected every innocent victim killed at the territory of former Yugoslavia and has acted in an utmost responsible and humane manner”, said the Minister, adding that “the process of reconciliation means that everyone else should also show such readiness”.

She has added that she believes that there is nothing wrong with mentioning the victims of one’s own people.

Joksimović has stated that it was her opinion that everyone’s greatest obligation is to tell the truth and seek justice.
“It does not mean that you are against reconciliation, that you do not respect the victims of others, but that everyone in this process has to show their commitment to bringing those responsible for the most horrible crimes to justice”, said the Minister.

Joksimović has said that she expects the Kosovo Specialist Chambers to begin their operation and that the perpetrators of crimes against Serbs, non-Albanians and Albanians will be convicted, therefore providing at least some satisfaction to the families.

The Minister has recalled that according to the Brussels Agreement, Pristina has had only one obligation - to form the CSM, but that it has not done so in the previous five years.
“Nor has there been will to do so, on the contrary, other unilateral moves have been undermining the already poor atmosphere and trust, the dialogue is being undermined”, she stated.

She has recalled that there have also been plans for a second Brussels Agreement, where the issues of property, protection of cultural and religious monuments and the issue of missing, expelled and kidnapped persons would be resolved.
“All topics that people consider crucial”, she said, adding that Serbia and Belgrade have shown great commitment even when it was not easy.

Joksimović has said that, although she can understand from the human aspect the rhetoric and the fervour and injustice of the president of the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Murdered Persons in Kosovo and Metohija, Sima Spasić, Belgrade must remain a responsible party.
“We need to remain a responsible party and to responsibly seek justice for us and our victims,” she said, adding that she understands the impatience, frustration and injustices through which the families of the missing and murdered have gone.

She has assessed that it is vital that Serbia has shown that it has taken a good and significant direction. She has added that Serbia does not want to compare itself to others, although that would be the easiest thing to do.
“We should not follow the irresponsible behaviour of others in the region, we must show seriousness, because Serbia is still the most responsible and the most important country in the region”, said the Minister.

Joksimović has assessed that it is never too late to tell the truth, to seek justice for all victims, including the Serbian victims.

During her visit to the Memorial Room, the Minister has stated that it is the duty of every member of the Government to visit the Memorial Room and send a symbolic gesture in conversation with the families of victims, which is crucial for both citizens and international partners to understand.

Source: Tanjug

 

 

 

 

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Министар за европске интеграције Јадранка Јоксимовић посетила је Спомен собу Косметске жртве

 

Министар за европске интеграције Јадранка Јоксимовић посетила је Спомен собу Косметске жртве

 

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