Fragmentation of country without negotiations with central gov't illegal: Romanian FM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-08 00:09:29|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUCHAREST, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- It is illegal to decide on the fragmentation of a country without negotiations with the central government, said Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Saturday.

"Our position with respect to the situation of Kosovo, which is also valid for Catalonia, and for Kurdistan, our position is one of principle," said the prime minister at the 63rd annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

"We find it illegal to decide on the fragmentation of a country without negotiations with the government and the state which is actually the only organization representing the structure of a country," he stressed.

"Therefore, we remain faithful to this position regardless of what happens in other parts of Europe or the world," said the minister, pointing out that "we dearly hope that the other EU partners and from other organizations understand that it is a position of principle, of principles which we respect if we want to fully respect the provisions of international law."

NATO Parliamentary Assembly is gathering in Bucharest from Friday to Monday, with over 50 national delegations. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is going to be present at the plenary session on Monday.

It is the third time for Romania to host the Assembly.

Among the topics to be approached there are the support for NATO's actions in Afghanistan, the closer NATO-EU cooperation, the stability and security in the Black Sea area, the risks of the instability in Eastern Asia, the humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq, according to official Agerpres news agency.