Romania maintains position of not recognizing Kosovo independence
Romania restated in Brussels on Wednesday the position according to which it does not recognize the independence of the province of Kosovo, as it does not fulfill all conditions stipulated by the international laws to function as a state.
Foreign Affairs Minister Cristian Diaconescu, who participates on Wednesday and Thursday in the ministers' meeting of the North-Atlantic Council and of the NATO-Russia Council, discussed this topic in a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
'As far as we are concerned, we clearly stated our approach, which has not changed: Romania will not recognize this province because it does not meet all requirements of the international laws to function as a state. But, certainly, the situation must be analyzed especially through the perspective of the relation Belgrade will establish with this province,' Diaconescu said.