Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic spoke in Belgrade with Alexander Prokopchuk, vice-president of Interpol and head of the Russian National Central Bureau – Moscow, the Serbian MIA announced.
Stefanovic met Prokopchuk to discuss reasons of Serbia’s opposing the Kosovo’s accession to Interpol, bearing in mind that representatives of Pristina institutions have again applied for entry to the international police organization.
“This request is in violation of the basic rules of Interpol and leads to the politicization of this professional police organization. The possible admission would constitute a gross violation of international law and procedures of the Interpol. First, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Kosovo and Metohija is the territory of the Republic of Serbia and it cannot apply for Interpol membership. This request is also in conflict with the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of Interpol at a meeting in Beijing in 2017, which clearly stipulates that only member states or observers in the UN can become members Interpol, which the so-called Kosovo is certainly not,” explained Stefanovic, KIM radio reports quoting the MIA statement.