Foreign Office Minister responds to announcement of elections in Serbia

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Minister for Europe David Lidington has spoken about the National and local elections which will take place in Serbia on 6 May.

He said:

“I welcome today’s statements by the Speaker of the Serbian Assembly that parliamentary and municipal elections held on 6 May must be in line with Serbia’s international obligations. For Serbia to hold municipal elections on the territory of Kosovo would be contrary to international law. In that regard, I welcome Serbia’s intention to consult relevant international organisations concerning the holding of elections on the territory of Kosovo.”