Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008, but is still unrecognised by Belgrade, has warned against the candidacy of Vuk Jeremić, a former Serbian foreign minister, for UN Secretary General. Protestors in Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Saturday (27 August) called Jeremić “the biggest anti-Albanian politician” and said that their country’s candidacy for UN membership would be blocked for 10 years should the Serbian politician get the job. Jeremić served as foreign minister between 2007 and 2012 and was President of the UN General Assembly between September 2012 and September 2013. Born in 1975, he is the youngest politician having served in this capacity. Following Kosovo’s declaration of independence in February 2008, Jeremić began campaigning against the self-proclaimed state’s integration into the international community.
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