Pristina - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plan for a revised European Union mission in Kosovo was unacceptable and irrelevant for Pristina, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said Tuesday.
Ban's plan was agreed with Belgrade, which insists that Kosovo is Serbian soil, although Kosovo declared independence this year and was recognized by 52 countries, including the US and most EU states.
"Kosovo's status is solved and this is a closed issue since February 17, when Kosovo became an independent and sovereign country," Thaci told the parliament in Pristina.
Ban's six-point plan would alter the original framework of the EU mission, the Eulex, which was to replace the UN in Kosovo after more than eight years and help Pristina implement a legal system.
Belgrade also says Eulex must not promote Kosovo's independence.
A compromise, which would be the first-ever in relations of the deeply hostile Belgrade and Pristina, is needed to unlock the UN mission in Kosovo through a Security Council resolution.
An agreement is necessary as Pristina, representing the Albanian majority in Kosovo, is backed by the West while Serbia, which says Kosovo's secession violates international laws, is supported by Russia.
Thaci, however, said the effort in the UN for the switch from UN to Eulex was "irrelevant.
"Resolution 1244 is irrelevant and meaningless for Kosovo, as is the six-point plan," he said. "The six-point plan was, is and remains unacceptable and cannot be implemented as far as we are concerned."
Thaci and other Albanian leaders insist on the original plan for the deployment of the Eulex, comprising 2,000 police, judges and customs officials on the entire territory of Kosovo.
Under pressure from Belgrade, Ban however proposed a presence which remains under the UN umbrella, and under indirect control of Belgrade and Moscow, in northern Kosovo, which is dominated by Serbs.
Kosovo Albanian leaders however fear that a split chain of command in Eulex would cement the existing ethnic partition of Kosovo.
Though Albanians are an overall 90-per cent majority, Serbs dominate the northern one-quarter of its territory, along the boundary with Serbia.
Belgrade established structures of parallel authority in the area and encourages the hostility of the Serb population toward the central government in Pristina, as well as international officials. (dpa)