Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic met today in Belgrade with the assistant secretary general for the rule of law and security in the United Nations (UN) Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Alexander Zuev.
Stefanovic introduced Zuev with the current engagement of the Serbian police in multinational police operations, in peace missions of the UN, and stressed the strong commitment of the Ministry of the Interior and the Republic of Serbia in the efforts to preserve security in the world.
Zuev said that Serbia's commitment to peacekeeping missions has certainly been recognized and he introduced the minister to the reforms in the UN relating to the security field, as well as the further steps that the UN will undertake in the framework of multinational police operations.
Recalling that, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244, the UN mission is concerned about the rule of law and security in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, Stefanovic reminded that murders of a member of the Gendarmerie Stevan Sindjelic and leader of the GI SDP Oliver Ivanovic remain unresolved.
Zuev stressed that he agrees with Stefanovic and that perpetrators of these crimes must be found, they must answer for their crimes.
The topics of the conversation were, inter alia, Interpol warrants issued by Serbia for war crimes, providing shelter to various refugees from the law on Kosovo and Metohija and constant goring problem of narcotics smuggling.
Stefanovic stressed that numerous problems confirm that the overall security situation in Kosovo is very serious and reiterated Serbia's attitude towards the continuing presence of the UNMIK mission on the scene.
Zuev invited Stefanovic to attend a meeting of interior ministers and security chiefs in June at the UN headquarters, chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)