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Four countries have withdrawn the decision to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo.
This was announced by Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovich following a meeting of the State National Security Council, without specifying which countries are in question. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be able to announce this, he said, as soon as he finds it necessary.
The Foreign Minister handed over the diplomatic notes of these countries to the president and added that Serbia is giving the member countries of the Council of Europe a chance to refuse to admit Kosovo to the organization.
The Republic of Kosovo was recognized by 92 UN member states, but later 16 countries withdrew their recognition. Serbia does not recognize the independence of Kosovo and considers the self-proclaimed republic as its territory, the corresponding provision is enshrined in the country’s constitution.
On the eve of Kosovo submitted an official application for admission of the republic to the Council of Europe. Vučić believes the decision violates the 2020 Washington Agreement, which requires Kosovo to stop applying for new membership in international organizations for a year.