24 08 2007 Skopje_ Macedonia supports the new talks for the future status of Kosovo but also calls for the preservation of the principles of the contact group, especially the one that is against any partition of the protectorate, country’s president said according to local media Friday.
“The partition of Kosovo could harm Macedonia’s interests”, country’s President Branko Crvenkovski told reporters.
Earlier this week Crvenkovski summoned a meeting of the council, a body comprised of Macedonia’s top officials to discuss possible partition of Kosovo, saying that the redrawing the territory’s borders could stimulate extremism in the region.
Following the meeting Crvenkovski has also said that “there are no information about stability and security threats for Macedonia which are linked with the process of defining Kosovo’s future status.”
Macedonia’s Security Council has also insisted on demarcation of the border with Kosovo and decided to invite international envoys that are tasked with determining territory’s status for consultations, he said as quoted.