Belarusí Parliament issues statement in connection with Kosovo self-declaration of independence
On February 21, two parliamentary commissions of the Belarusian National Assembly adopted a statement relating to Kosovo unilateral proclamation of independence, BelTA learnt from the press service of the House of Representatives.
The Permanent Commission on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of Republic and the Permanent Commission on International Affairs and Ties with CIS of the House of Representatives were deeply concerned over the secession of Kosovo from Serbia, the document says.
According to Belarusian parliamentarians, the events in Kosovo destabilize the situation in the Balkans and have a direct influence on the international stability. Kosovo sets a precedent for similar crisis situations in other countries.
The statement condemns the decision of the Kosovo authorities and appeals to parliaments of the world to announce the declaration on independence as invalid.
The Belarusian parliamentarians urge strict implementation of the UN Security Councilís resolutions by all political forces of Kosovo, European and international communities, resumption of negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina with possible involvement of international intermediaries.