Ten countries in Africa and Asia have indicated their readiness to withdraw their recognition of Kosovo in a situation if Pristina begins the process of re-recognition. About it writes Serbian newspaper Politika citing sources.
At the same time, the publication does not name specific states that are prepared to make such a decision.
This opinion was confirmed by the geopolitical analyst of the Center for Social Stability Predrag Rajic. He believes that African and Middle Eastern countries can withdraw recognition of their independence. The expert also stressed that Pristina made the wrong step when she opened the Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem in mid-March.
At the same time, Belgrade expressed the hope that Russia and China will support Serbia, which refuses to recognize the independence of the region and convinces other states of this.
In March, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned of increased Western pressure on the country. In particular, he noted that Western countries expect Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence.
Three months later, in June, Vucic announced that the United States and Germany were demanding that Serbia recognize Kosovo’s independence. According to him, during the negotiations, the Serbian government is trying to defend the interests of its country and people, but all conversations boil down to demands to recognize Kosovo.
The head of state also stressed that Western countries are demanding “mutual recognition” of each other by Belgrade and Pristina.
At the moment, the Republic of Kosovo is a partially recognized state on the Balkan Peninsula, the main population of which is Albanian. At the same time, the northern part of Kosovo, inhabited mainly by Serbs, does not obey the authorities in Pristina.
The Kosovo parliament declared independence from Serbia in 2008, the process was recognized by more than 90 countries that are members of the UN. However, later, some withdrew their confessions, mainly African countries (CAR, Ghana, Burundi, Lesotho, Togo, Comoros and others), as well as Papua New Guinea, Dominica, Grenada, Solomon Islands and others.
out of 193 UN members have recognized Kosovo at the moment
Serbia considers the Autonomous Region of Kosovo and Metohija, as the region is called in the constitution, as part of its territory. In 2013, Belgrade began the process of normalizing relations with the Kosovo government in accordance with the Brussels Agreement, but the process stalled in November 2018.