New meeting by UN Sec Council on Kosovo

The UN Security Council scheduled a meeting on Tuesday at the request of Serbia to discuss Kosovo's nearly month-old declaration of independence.

New meeting by UN Sec Council on Kosovo
Council president, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, said Monday the body had agreed to the request for the meeting by Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, who was to attend the session.

Many countries, including the United States and major European countries like France, Britain, Germany and Switzerland, have recognized Kosovo's independence from Serbia since its declaration on February 18.

The United Nations cannot approve or disapprove of a nation declaring independence and recognition of that act is left to individual countries.

Kosovo may one day seeks UN membership, but will likely face the veto power of Russia in the Security Council. Russia, an ally of Serbia, strongly opposes Kosovo's secession from Serbia.

Agencies
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