Serbia will not lodge a protest with France over the displaying of the flag of Kosovo at the Notre-Dame cathedral, said Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
Dacic explained the absence of any official reaction of Belgrade by the announced visit to Serbia by the French president.
“Bearing in mind the upcoming visit by Emmanuel Macron, the first visit of a French president to Serbia after 18 years, it is my opinion is that this should be left for discussion,” Dacic told Belgrade-based daily Politika.
The head of Serbian diplomacy rated the showing of the Kosovo flag at the Notre-Dame as “generally a big scandal because there is no military parade where the defeated participate as well.”
“We cannot stop this, but we can have better relations with Paris, that’s why the upcoming visit by Emmanuel Macron is extremely important,” Dacic said, adding that he does not know “how (Kosovo President Hashim) Thaci accepted the invitation to participate (in the ceremony in France marking the allied victory 100 years ago in WW1) – which is a day of mourning for him.”