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Vucic addresses UN General Assembly: Serbia determined to find compromise for Kosovo and Metohija

Vucic said that by defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Serbia is defending international law and the fundamental principles on which the United Nations is based

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Aleksandar Vučić

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic addressed a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Monday, on the occasion of the marking of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Vucic said that by defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Serbia is defending international law and the fundamental principles on which the United Nations is based. He stressed that the UN Charter should be the "constitution" of the modern international community and a set of basic principles which regulate international relations and processes in the international community.

"Unfortunately, at the end of the 20th century, we in Serbia experienced unilateral measures and actions which undermined and called into question the efficiency of multilateralism and mechanisms of international cooperation, as well as international law itself. Provisional institutions in Pristina declared independence in a unilateral act and violated UN Resolution 1244, thus seriously undermining the security of Serbia and the region as a whole," Vucic pointed out in a video address at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, Novosti reports.

He recalled that Serbia is completely determined to finding a compromise solution for the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

By respecting Resolution 1244, we also defend international law

His message was that Serbia pursues a responsible policy and makes efforts to preserve its citizens' interests and regional peace and stability.

"By defending sovereignty and territorial integrity, respecting Resolution 1244, Serbia also defends international law, the UN Charter, but also the authority of the Security Council," the president of the Republic stressed.

He recalled that Serbia is completely determined to find a compromise solution for the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

Vucic pointed out that the world today is faced with a global wakeup call to unite forces and launch a new vision of a better, more prosperous, more stable and safer world, in which no one would be left behind.

Proud that Yugoslavia was among the first 50 signatories of UN Charter

Vucic stressed that this anniversary is an opportunity for the world to reaffirm its collective commitment to multilateralism, those principles which everyone accepted in the UN Charter 75 years ago.

"We are proud of the fact that Yugoslavia, whose successor is Serbia, was among the first 50 signatories of the UN Charter. It was one of the founders of this international organization, which has been operating for more than seven decades as a universal platform for dialogue on an equal footing, playing an important role in maintaining peace and stability, protecting human rights and economic development around the world," said the president of Serbia.

Vucic said that it should not be surprising that the Serbian people and their diplomatic representatives actively participated in all international activities that led to the establishment of the UN with the aim of establishing peace among nations.

According to him, Serbia remains committed to the principles and foundations of the UN Charter, which are as important today as they had been at the time the document was adopted.

UN is needed today as much as when it was established

"We are marking this anniversary at a time when the whole world is fighting a pandemic, a challenge that put our readiness for unity to the test, but also reaffirms that the UN is needed today as much as it was when it was founded and that its significance cannot be brought into question," Vucic pointed out.

We are deeply convinced that we can find a global response to this global threat only through cooperation, coordination and respect, the president of Serbia concluded.

The United Nations was founded after the Second World War to prevent another similar conflict, and it is assumed that world leaders will now adopt a joint statement in which they will recognize "disappointing moments."

(Telegraf.rs)

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