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The Balkans

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

20. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political situation in the Balkans. (186604)

I refer the right hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary’s reply to the hon. Member for North-West Cambridgeshire (Mr. Vara) today (UIN 186594).

The UK recognises how difficult Kosovo’s independence is for Serbia. But we believe that it is in Serbia’s long-term interest.

Having closed this final chapter in the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, we are determined to support a peaceful and prosperous region moving towards a sustainable, stable European future.