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Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the Serbian Government regarding the final status of Kosovo. (82302)

I met the Serbian Prime Minister Vladimir Kostunica in London on 27 June. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister also held a meeting with Prime Minister Kostunica. On 21 June I also saw President Boris Tadic in London. During these meetings, we both stressed the need for any final settlement for Kosovo to be a realistic one, acceptable to the people of Kosovo and promoting long-term regional stability.

We encourage Prime Minister Kostunica to ensure that the Serbian Government participate constructively in the status negotiations currently being conducted by UN Special Envoy, Martti Ahtisaari.