Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova believes that Kosovo has not had the right to open any diplomatic mission in Jerusalem.
She said the issue has been settled in the United Nations Security Council.
“This step is contrary to UN Security Council Resolution 1244, according to which Kosovo’s right to have special diplomatic relations with other countries has not yet been regulated. “We would like to emphasize once again our principled position on Jerusalem: the city should be the capital of the two independent states of Palestine and Israel, open to the believers of the three monotheistic religions,” Zakharova said.
She also said that Russia’s position on the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia is that “Belgrade and Pristina must find a mutually acceptable solution, which will be approved by the UN Security Council and which must be in in the interest of the people of Serbia ”.
The inauguration of the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem took place this Monday. The ceremony was attended by the Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Kosovo in Israel, Ines Demiri and the Head of State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Gil Haskel.
Haskel welcomed Demir, presenting her with the diplomat’s ID card. The Israeli official said that it was a privilege to officially inaugurate the first Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Jerusalem.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora announced on Sunday that the Kosovo Embassy in Israel, based in Jerusalem, was officially opened, as part of the Agreement reached in Washington, signed in September last year, Gazeta Express reports.
Palestinian Ambassador to Belgrade Mohamed Nabhan has sharply criticized Kosovo, which has opened its embassy in Jerusalem. Nabhan said that Kosovo, which, he says, “is not yet a state”, has begun violating international law to the detriment of other peoples, not only in the Balkans but also in the Middle East. He threatened that this approach would not go unpunished.