Mali: Pristina denying reality with lies

Serbia will keep preventing representatives of the so-called state of Kosovo from usurping rights they are not entitled to, Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said Thursday in response to Pristina's claims it had not lobbied for admission to the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA).

11 Jul 2019 19:32

BELGRADE - Serbia will keep preventing representatives of the so-called state of Kosovo from usurping rights they are not entitled to, Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said Thursday in response to Pristina's claims it had not lobbied for admission to the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA).

Mali was commenting on a statement by Pristina's financial adviser Lulzim Rafuna, who has said the so-called Kosovo had not lobbied or even applied for membership in the organisation and that its failure to join IOTA was no major loss as a result.

"Notorious lies by Kosovo officials are something we have unfortunately become accustomed to over the past years. Non-acceptance of reality is the way they act, and it is evident they found it hard to accept the fact they have not been admitted to IOTA," Mali told Vecernje novosti.

Despite their claims that they had not lobbied for membership, it is clear they had invested serious efforts to join this significant international organisation, Mali said.

An IOTA General Assembly meeting was held on July 1-5 and the decision not to admit the so-called Kosovo to the organisation's membership was made in a secret vote.


Photo: Tanjug/video, file

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