Monday, November 9, 2015

1:12 Russian Foreign Minister: Kosovo does not have legal personality to join the UNESCO – REGNUM

Moscow, November 10, 2015, 01:12 – REGNUM Voting at the General Conference of UNESCO demonstrated premature intention of Kosovo to become an independent member of this organization. This is stated in the comments the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the decision of UNESCO to reject an application for membership of Pristina, the correspondent of IA REGNUM .

«Kosovo, under UN administration can not be considered as a state, which has legal personality and therefore qualify for membership in the international organization », – noted in the Russian agencies.

Thus, it is believed at the Foreign Ministry, « UNESCO’s General Conference confirmed its commitment to the principles of international law enshrined in Security Council Resolution 1244, which remains in force in full ».

How to transfer IA REGNUM , in the course of voting on November 9 application Kosovo was supported by 92 member countries of UNESCO, 50 opposed, 29 more countries abstained. For a positive decision required the support of at least two thirds of the votes, that is, 95 of the participating countries.

Recall that an application for membership in UNESCO, the Kosovo authorities have filed in mid-July of this year. In August, it was reported that the UN has refused to transfer the application to the organization of Kosovo, after that a request to UNESCO sent to Albania.

Serbian Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija unilaterally declared its independence on February 17, 2008. Today the region is recognized as an independent Republic of Kosovo, 108 of the 193 UN member states, while it does not recognize two of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia and China. Refused to recognize Kosovo as 5 of the 28 EU countries – Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Romania and Slovakia.

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